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WIC staff should reflect the diversity and rich cultural experiences of WIC families. In FY 2022, FNS entered into an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) with USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to invest $21 million in the WIC workforce. Combining the experience and expertise of FNS and NIFA, including NIFA’s partnerships with Land-Grant Universities and Colleges, this multi-year WIC workforce development initiative will invest in research, education, and extension to increase the diversity and cultural competency of the WIC workforce. Investing in and diversifying the WIC workforce will support WIC staff and ensure skilled and culturally relevant care for WIC families. The first step is development of a national WIC Workforce Strategy.




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