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In order to assist local WIC staff in complying with the State Health Department’s Qualified Nutritionist policy, the WIC Association for New York State is interested in helping member agencies recruit and retain “qualified nutritionists” by offering a payment toward their outstanding college student loans.  This is a one-time payment of $2,000 to benefit staff nutritionists who meet the conditions listed in the accompanying application.

Applications must be sent to the address below and postmarked no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.  Five winners will be selected by lottery drawing at the Association’s August 14th board meeting and winners will be notified no later than September 14th.

Please circulate this notice and the attached application to your qualified nutritionists who may be interested in applying and who meet the conditions of this award.  

 If you have questions, please contact Tammy Lana, or call 518-410-0621.

 Send your completed application to:

Tammy Lana
Administrative Assistant
The WIC Association of NYS, Inc.
284 Ellsworth Road
Palmyra, NY 14522

For Qualified Nutritionists:
Information About Lottery for Student Loan Payment
This is the third year that the WIC Association of NYS will be conducting a lottery to select 5 Qualified Nutritionists to receive a one-time payment of $2,000 toward their outstanding student loans.
We are offering this benefit to WIC Association member agencies as an incentive to recruit and retain qualified nutritionists who meet the conditions listed below.
 Qualifications to apply:

  • Qualified Nutritionist has either a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in Nutrition, OR is a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN);
  • The nutritionist is currently employed by and has worked in the same local WIC agency for a minimum of 2 years (from the due date of this application, June 29, 2018);
  • The local agency is a paid member of the WIC Association of NYS;
  • The nutritionist has an outstanding loan balance of at least $2,000;
  • Applicants must provide loan documentation:  amount of the balance due; evidence of prior payments; loan must be current and in good standing (not in default).
  • The nutritionist has not been a past recipient of this award; 

 Terms of the loan:

  • This is a one-time payment per individual.
  • Payments will be made directly to originators of the loan.
  • Selection of five winners will be made randomly by lottery drawing at the August 2018 WIC Association board meeting.
  • Winners must sign a media release agreement.