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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in WIC

For the National WIC Association, health equity is the ability of all individuals and families to achieve optimal health, irrespective of their identity, race, ability or class. This requires equitable access to nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, chronic disease prevention and management services, safe living environments, and good jobs with fair pay. It necessitates removing obstacles to families’ short- and long-term health and wellbeing including poverty, discrimination, and institutional racism and other forms of bias expressed through housing, healthcare, education, labor, and other public policies.

Resources in this Collection

Applying Racial Equity to U.S. Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: SNAP, WIC and Child Nutrition
ENDING HUNGER in a lasting, sustainable way requires identifying and…

COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups (CDC)
COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority groups piece from the…
Ten Equity Implications of The Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak in the United States (NAACP)
Ten equity implications of the Coronacirus COVID-19 outbreak in the…
WIC's Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding: Making Breastfeeding Accessible and Equitable for the WIC Population
This position paper affirms NWA’s support of the WIC program’s…

Journal Article
Long-Term Breastfeeding in African American Mothers
This article resulted from a doctoral dissertation and is published…