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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

Help Take Your WIC Client Voices all the way to Washington DC!

Help WIC Clients share their thoughts on what WIC means to them with Washington State's Elected Members of Congress and Senate. Again this year – delegates from Nutrition First will travel to Washington DC to attend the Annual National WIC Association Leadership...

WIC is Open!

WIC Clinics in Washington State are open during the partial federal government shutdown. WIC checks may be used in grocery stores. For questions, contact your local WIC clinic.

Scholarship Opportunity

Again this year, Nutrition First will offer a scholarship for 1 WIC Employee to attend the National WIC Association Leadership Conference March 3-6 in Washington DC.  Scholarship deadline is January 15. Nutrition First...

Advocacy Camp Scholarship Opportunity

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 2 to Thursday, October 4th. Advocacy...

Immigration 101 Training for Service Providers

Immigration 101 Training for Service Providers - Provided by: NWIRP  (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) Seattle Central Library, September 21st 10 am- 1pm. From NWIRP website: This training is aimed at social service providers and people working closely with the...

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 NOW

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...

Upcoming Events

 

Foundations in Lactation Support – Tukwila – March 26

03/26/2019 @ All Day – Again this year Nutrition First trainer Michele Crockett, IBCLC, PCPA, LLLL, will provide this great training that is perfect for ALL new staff to attend. It’s also good for staff who want a refresher on how to support breastfeeding families. It covers staff roles, how to use client centered communication skills when talking about breastfeeding […]

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Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – Tukwila – March 27

03/27/2019 @ All Day – 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) and are interested in enhancing their skills in lactation support clinic-wide. This training is also open to those other working in the community to support breastfeeding, […]

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Jane Heinig Returns to Washington! 1 Day Regional Trainings (Spokane, Edmonds, Fife)

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 […]

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