California WIC Association Conference 2021

Our greatest asset is our staff. They provide our WIC families with high quality nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals, and food benefits each and every day. This year, for the second time, all PHFE WIC staff attended the California WIC Association (CWA) virtual conference to further enhance their skills and knowledge.

The CWA virtual conference, Resilience: Supporting and Strengthening California Families, was held May 3rd through May 7th, 2021. It was full of insightful and applicable information delivered by incredible speakers.

Staff learned about topics including:

  • Health equity
  • Lasting habits
  • The safe introduction of meat to babies
  • The connection of culture, trauma, and breastfeeding
  • Leadership and emotional resiliency
  • Perinatal mental health
  • And more!

We are excited to continue to connect with families remotely and apply the knowledge that we gained at the conference to better support and strengthen all WIC families!

Read about staff’s favorite parts of the conference:

“It was a great pleasure to attend CWA’s virtual conference this year!  There couldn’t be a more perfect word than “Resilience” for this year’s theme given the events that have taken place over the last year.  I learned so much that could be applied not only to my career as a WIC Nutritionist, but also in my own personal life.  From learning about leadership and emotional resiliency to learning about how culture, trauma and breastfeeding are connected; CWA covered a wide range of topics and the speakers did a fantastic job at presenting these topics with obvious passion and keeping their virtual audience engaged.” – Fabiola Anguiano (WIC Nutritionist)