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Be an advocate for WIC and Child Nutrition! Nutrition First advocates in many different ways, and we need your help. You can be an advocate by telling others about WIC, writing or calling your elected officials, sharing information about WIC and even visiting our representatives in Olympia or DC!

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Advocacy Alerts

Summer Meals for Washington Kids

Summer Meals for WA Kids The Summer Meals program picks up where school meal programs leave off in June, providing free meals and snacks to kids age 18 and under all summer long. All kids are welcome, and some sites allow adults to purchase a meal as well. No proof of...

Hunger Action Day is Monday February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5 is Hunger Action Day 2018! Doors open at 8:30am and the program begins promptly at 9:30am – see you in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building (hint: it’s the one with the big dome) Register...

Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition 2018 Agenda

The Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition brings the voices of hungry Washington families to the ears of our policy makers to insure that public policy leads our response to hunger in our state of plenty.  Over the years, the Coalition has successfully advocated for...

National WIC Association Advocacy Webinars

The National WIC Association is hosting a series of 6 advocacy webinars in 2018. This is a great chance to learn more about being an advocate!   Find Your WIC Voice! Advocacy Webinar Series Register today for all six webinars. Each webinar will be held on a Tuesday at...

Advocacy Camp Scholarship

Nutrition First is offering a scholarship to attend the Children's Alliance Advocacy Camp. The Children’s Alliance Advocacy Camp is held at the Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023 from Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October...

State Shut Down Avoided

The legislature acted at the very last minute and avoided a state shut down: the Governor signed the 2017-19 operating budget late last night. But their work isn't done yet - they were not able to come to an agreement on the capital budget, so we hear negotiators will...

Sign on Letter to New Admin and Congress

Add Your Organization to CHN’s Letter to the New Administration and Congress Reaffirming the Principles and Priorities of the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All Campaign From FRAC (Food Research and Action Center): FRAC, in partnership with the...

Upcoming Events

 

Annual Advances in Lactation Conference – September 17, 2018. Seattle, WA.

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     Keynote Speakers: Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA and Joy MacTavish, MA, IBCLC, RLC, ICCE Agenda Doors open at 7:30 Event start: 8:00am Event end: 4:00pm Registration Fee $145 This educational activity is applicable for continuing […]

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Building on Foundations in Lactation – October 16, 2018. Toppenish, WA.

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) […]

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Foundations in Lactation Support – October 18, 2018. Seattle, WA.

10/18/2018 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation Thursday October 18, 2018 Seattle Mountaineers Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Michele Crockett, IBCLC, PCPA, LLLL (retired) will again present this amazing core breastfeeding training. This 1-day training is perfect for people new to breastfeeding support, or for those who would like a refresher as they encourage and support breastfeeding […]

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Recent Job Postings

 

RD – Family Health Center, Okanogan Valley

Looking for a new opportunity to make a difference in our community? If so, we are looking for YOU! Family Health Centers is a growing, comprehensive health care system incorporating first-rate medical and dental care with other healthcare services to facilitate a healthy community. We operate medical and dental clinics up and down the Okanogan […]

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WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Consultant – Tumwater, WA

WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counselor Consultant (2 positions) As a WIC Breastfeeding and Peer Counseling Consultant, you’ll apply WIC, nutrition and breastfeeding expertise to provide professional consultation and training to local WIC agencies and Department of Health staff. You’ll provide breastfeeding and nutrition professional consultation and training to DOH staff contractors and the public on […]

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