The National WIC Association Is Doing MORE In the Community! Learn More At #FoodFri!
The National WIC Association has been working with local WIC agencies around the country through the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project to improve health.
The focus of the project has been on policy, systems and environmental change, which is slightly different than WIC’s traditional role of providing direct service to the community. Some of these projects have included:
- Expanding healthy menu options at local restaurants
- Working with corner stores to stock more healthy options
- Establishing new community gardens and farmers’ markets
Join #FoodFri on May 8, 2016, 1p.m. Eastern, to chat with @MomsRising and @NatWICAssoc and hear more about the projects that are being done around the country, including how WIC impacts the community and country, as well as local success stories!
Feel free to share your participation on Twitter. While you're at it, invite a friend (or two!) by clicking below!
To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.
You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.
- Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
- Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
will open with the desired chat.
- Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
- Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
- Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
- Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.
More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):
The National WIC Association (NWA) is the non-profit education arm and advocacy voice of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the over 8 million mothers and young children served by WIC and the 12,000 service provider Agencies who are the front lines of WIC’s public health nutrition services for the nation’s nutritionally at-risk mothers and young children.