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Pediatricians’ Role in Maximizing
WIC’s Support of Health and Food Security

Tuesday January 18, 2021 • 12 to 1 p.m.
Via Teleconference


Hosted by AAP and FRAC , this event will discuss how pediatricians can play a critical role in addressing food insecurity through referrals to, coordination with, and advocacy for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

This webinar will help pediatricians, their practice teams, and community partners:

  • Learn about food insecurity, including rates among families with children and its negative impacts on child health, development, and well-being;
  • Identify potentially WIC eligible patients in practice;
  • Describe and promote WIC services and benefits while connecting families to WIC; and
  • Advocate for policies and practices that streamline and enhance the WIC experience for families at risk for food insecurity.


  • Kimberly Montez, MD, MPH, FAAP Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency, Associate Director of Integrating Special Populations, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest School of Medicine; Vice Chair, Council on Community
  • Geri Henchy, MPH, RD Director, Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs, Food Research & Action Center
  • Madeline Curtis, Senior Policy Associate, American Academy of Pediatrics

Participating pediatricians at the live webinar will be eligible to receive 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The webinar builds on a previous Screen and Intervene webinar that highlighted the Food Research & Action (FRAC) and American Academy of Pediatrics free Screen and Intervene Toolkit.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.0 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • PAs may claim a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.