Our Mission

Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support,
and empower families in building a healthy future.

WIC in the Future

Since 1974, WIC services have improved health and social outcomes among America’s diverse families. Like any successful business or program, WIC needs updating to continue to engage today’s families.

Our Advocacy Work

CWA engages with partners on cross-sector public policy issues
on behalf of the WIC program and families.

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2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show

April 28 – May 1, 2019, in San Diego

Attend our 27th Annual Conference & Trade Show to learn how WIC moves families forward using technology and best practices within a culture of caring! Enjoy educational and networking opportunities for WIC staff and allied health professionals. Get the latest updates here!

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June 2018 – Farm2WIC Toolkit:
Connecting Farmers, Market Managers, Local WIC Agencies & Partners with Families for Vibrant Markets and Healthy Communities

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CWA dog, Simmi, will be seriously bummed if you forget your beachy best for the CWA conference! Dress down if you feel like surf shorts instead of slacks, and pick up a ticket at registration to win a prize! https://t.co/Jy0Qmo2gEz #CatchTheWave2019 #CalWIC19 https://t.co/lEBENe36NK calwic photo

We hope you are joining us for this year’s Catch the Wave: WIC Moves Families Forward Conference & Trade Show. We have been busy planning an exciting four days, including our first annual trivia night. We are even dressing up (or down) for the occasion. #CalWIC19 https://t.co/N0S8nFSkN2 calwic photo

Thanks to Katie at @DougLaMalfa’s office for meeting with us today to talk about how he can support his 15k constituents who are part of the #WIC community! #NWALC19 #wicworks https://t.co/lyPnWlKALJ calwic photo

Nice to see @RepBera and hear about his enthusiasm for #WIC this year! #NWALC19 #wicworks https://t.co/Yo4WnjFoeZ calwic photo
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Simmi, our wonderful canine staff member, will be seriously bummed if you forget your beachiest of beachy outfits for this year’s annual CWA conference, Catch the Wave – WIC Moves Families Forward. Make sure you dress up, or dress down if you feel like surf shorts instead of slacks, and pick up a ticket at registration to be entered to win one of a few great prizes! http://www.calwic.org/events/annual-conference-trade-show/ #CatchTheWave2019 #CalWIC19
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Has your employer supported you in meeting your breastfeeding goals by making sure you have an appropriate place to pump and store milk, and enough time to do so?

Nominate them for the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awards!

http://californiabreastfeeding.org/coalition-information/mother-baby-friendly-workplace-award/?fbclid=IwAR2ZyLQLOYro2olZbxdZEi0oIox-N398sLdPvtGr1AWD8juT6UBMu7J-RrQ
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Happy belated Registered Dietitian (RD) Day! Thank you to all the RDs who provide WIC families with nutrition education and counseling services.
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
We hope you are joining us for this year’s Catch the Wave: WIC Moves Families Forward Conference & Trade Show. We have been busy planning an exciting four days including a pre-conference, wonderful opening and closing speakers, 5 concurrent tracks, and fun activities throughout, like our first annual trivia night. We are even dressing up (or down) for the occasion. #CalWIC19

Read more about it here:
http://www.calwic.org/events/annual-conference-trade-show/.

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