Nutrition First serves as the Washington WIC Association
We support and promote breastfeeding, good nutrition, and access to food through education and advocacy. Our efforts focus on the pre-natal and early childhood populations (with an emphasis on reaching low income families); promoting prevention and shaping the health of the next generation by decreasing risk factors for chronic disease through a lifetime of good nutrition. We feel that access to healthy food is a social responsibility, and we know that good nutrition prepares a child to succeed in school and reach their full potential. Nutrition First is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy.
Well-nourished communities thriving in Washington State.
is comprised of those providing and/or administrating the WIC program, early learning professionals, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, IBCLC’s and others with a passion in fulfilling our mission.
We would like to recognize our Lifetime Members – these individuals contributed a lifetime membership donation to Nutrition First:
Nutrition First, formerly Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies (WALWICA), was founded in 1987 by six WIC staff members who recognized the need to bring together the collective knowledge of a WIC professional to strengthen the quality of services provided to low-income women, infants, and children.
2018 Board of Directors
President – Brooke Pugliese
Past President – Larisa Harvey
President-elect – Rachel Markham
Treasurer – Stacey Busey
Secretary – Heather Eliason
Mara Andrus, Delores Baccus, Nicole Carbine, Season Fagan, Cindy Gamble, Kelsey Kreiger, Cindy Johnson, Lindy Marquez, Lenora Starr, Kate Wilson
Carolyn Conner, Executive Director
04/22/2019 – 04/26/2019 @ All Day – “Helping Parents Understand Their Toddlers” M. JANE HEINIG, PHD, IBCLC UC DAVIS HUMAN LACTATION CENTER If you have attended a presentation from Jane Heinig in the past – you will recall what an engaging and memorable speaker she is! If you haven’t heard her before – you won’t want to miss her this time! Both […]
Recent Job Postings
Spokane Regional Health District Spokane, WA – Full Time Program Manager 4 – WIC The WIC Program Manager provides professional program management and supervisory work for a large multi-site WIC program. Responsibilities include program direction and leadership, long-range and short-term planning, quality improvement and policy development to assure quality services that meet federal and state […]