Have you ever been interested in volunteering more? You could join a NWA committee or task force!
To learn more about all open positions in each committee click here.
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer on a Committee or Task Force with NWA:
- Try something new
- Gain leadership experience
- Connect with your peers across the country
- Have an impact on a national level
- Influence NWA’s Priorities
- Get first-hand, early access to information
- Share your professional expertise
- Keep NWA informed of what’s going on in your agency
- Get the most out of your NWA membership
- Put new experience on your resume
Current committees with openings:
*NEW* Environmental Quality & WIC Task Force
The Task Force will examine WIC’s role in addressing environmental factors that could impact the health or safety of WIC participants. The Task Force will consider the effects of toxins and contaminants in the water and food supply chain, as well as broader environmental impacts on community health. The Task Force will develop recommendations and draft position statements for Board approval
*NEW* WIC Hub Committee
This committee has two primary functions: creating strategic plans for developing and improving the user experience of www.theWIChub.org (the Hub), and reviewing content submitted to the Hub for publication.
2020 Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference Planning Committee
This committee works with NWA Staff to plan the 2020 Nutrition Education and Breastfeeding Promotion Conference and Exhibits, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL, September 9-11, 2020.
2020 Annual Conference Planning Committee
This committee works with NWA Staff to plan the 2020 Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits, to be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, May 17-20, 2020.
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the bylaws and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed for revisions or clarifications. This Committee also reviews proposed operating policies developed by affiliate Sections.
The Evaluation Committee represents NWA’s interests in research and evaluation of the WIC Program, especially those efforts of USDA/FNS, OAE, and ERS.
Farmers Market Programs Task Force
The Task Force examines WIC’s relationships with the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) and develop recommendations on opportunities to streamline programmatic efficiency and benefits delivery
Maternal Mortality in WIC Task Force
This task force will examine available research regarding WIC participation and maternal mortality to identify best practices for addressing the issue while analyzing methods to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality in WIC.
Recruitment and Retention of Registered Dietitians (RDs) in WIC
This task force examines and identifies best practices for recruiting RDs from outside of WIC while analyzing methods to optimize the retention of RDs currently working in the Program.
Task Force on the Inclusion of Dads in the WIC Experience
The task force will assist state and local WIC agencies in the inclusion of dads in WIC. The task force will offer and showcase best practices and steps agencies can take to implement inclusion of dads and others e.g. care givers, grandparents, partners, same gender couples.