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
09/17/2018 @ All Day – “Breastfeeding in the 21st Century” Monday, September 17, 2018 The Mountaineers Center 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Agenda Doors open at 7:30 Event start: 8:00am Event end: 4:00pm Registration Fee $145 This educational activity is applicable for continuing education units for Nurses and Registered Dietitians and may be included as part of […]
10/16/2018 @ All Day – Building on Foundations in Lactation – Tuesday October 16, 2018. Toppenish, WA. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic – Conference Center. 501 W. 1st Avenue, Toppenish, WA. This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges and resources. This is a great training for clinics whose staff have already attended Foundations (or similar) […]
10/18/2018 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation Thursday October 18, 2018 This training has been cancelled based on low registration. The training will be offered again in Spring 2019.
Recent Job Postings
Position Summary: The WIC Nutritionist is responsible for the provision of nutrition services for the WIC Program and to carry out the goals and objectives of the WIC Program. (.2 FTE/8 hours week) Open until filled. https://unitedgeneral.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-05-WIC-Nutritionist.pdf