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“Food is our common ground.
A universal experience.”

– James Beard

about us

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.

Mission

We support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy.

Vision

Well-nourished communities thriving in Washington State.

Membership

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:

Betty Clemmons
Susan Thiel
Lisa DiGiorgio
Malvina Goodwin
Barbara Krogstad
Stacey Webb

Thank you to our 2016 Organizational Members:

-SeaMar

-The Children’s Alliance

-Molina

-Amerigroup

-WA Dental Services Foundation

-Coordinated Care

History

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.

>> 2015 Annual Report

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2017 Board of Directors

President – Larisa Harvey
Past President – vacant
President-elect – Brooke Pugliese
Treasurer – Stacey Busey
Secretary – Heather Eliason
Cindy Gamble, Cindy Johnson, Emily Rodriquez, Kate Wilson, Jodi Kuhn, Lenora Starr, Mara Andrus, Nicole Carbine,  Rachel Markham, Rachel Patton

Social Media Chair – Lindsay Irion

Staff

Carolyn Conner, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Nutrition First WIC Conference – October 24-25, 2017

10/24/2017 - 10/25/2017 @ All Day - Celebrating What Unites Us – For over 40 years, WIC has helped young families in Washington State by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other critical services.  Join us to celebrate and build on the success of WIC. In addition, we will be celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Nutrition First [...]
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Recent Job Postings

RD – Makah Tribe

The Makah Tribe is interested in contracting with a Registered Dietitian to provide Tele-Nutrition or On-Site services for the Makah WIC Program.   SUMMARY:    Provide Registered Dietitian services via Tele-nutrition, or On-site, for the Makah WIC program and satellite WIC clinic(s).  We anticipate a maximum of 5-10 High Risk clients per month for approximately […]

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