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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

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...

Post Election

Election 2016 was historic in many regards. Emotions and opinions are running high right now.  You are doing important work to provide hope, and keep America great and strong.  Where do we go from here? We continue doing what we do - showing up to serve - in...

Washington State Food Systems Roundtable

Have you heard about the Washington State Food Systems Roundtable?    The Food Systems Roundtable is a private public partnership working to craft a 25 year vision for Washington’s food system. They have developed a DRAFT vision and strategies to achieve a sustainable...

National Farmers Market Week

We love Farmers Markets! Nutrition First would like to collect statements of support from WIC Participants, Farmers, WIC Staff and community members to show why we support the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Statements will be shared with Washington State...

Hunger Action Day Report

Hunger Action Day – January 22, 2016 – by Brooke Pugliese, Nutrition First Board of Directors “In the U.S. today, 15 million children face hunger – that’s 1 in 5. Chances are someone your child goes to school with struggles to get enough to eat.” Wow! Is this reality?...

2016 Advocacy Days

January 22, 2016 – Hunger Action Day February 8, 2016 – Food and Farming Day Have a Heart for Kids Day – TBA Please contact Carolyn Conner at executivedirector@nutritionfirstwa.org if you are interested in participating in any of these days.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Update

CNR Outlook: Senate Agriculture Committee leaders have announced that their panel will mark up a Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill in January. See “Roberts, Stabenow: Child Nutrition Top Priority in New Year,” 12/16/15. Urge CNR Priorities: FRAC’s Legislative...

2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Priorities

Child nutrition programs play a key role in the health and educational readiness of Washington’s children. Child Nutrition Reauthorization in 2015 should build upon the effectiveness of current programs, address gaps in service, strengthen nutritional standards and...

Upcoming Events


** Save the Date! ** Statewide WIC Conference 2017!

10/24/2017 - 10/25/2017 @ All Day - Save the Date! Join your WIC colleagues from the around the state for an energizing and educational conference. We will also be celebrating 30 years of Nutrition First!  

Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – July 25 (Shoreline)

07/25/2017 @ All Day -   This training moves past the Foundations in Lactation Support training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges and resources. This is a great training for those who have already attended the Foundations (or similar) training and are interested in enhancing their skills in lactation support. REGISTRATION OPEN   Building on Foundations 2017 - Draft Agenda  

Nutrition First Annual Advances in Lactation Conference – Monday September 18, Shoreline

09/18/2017 @ All Day - Please note date change - Conference will be Monday September 18. Key Note Speaker: Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC   September 18 Agenda Registration      

Recent Job Postings


Chelan Douglas Health District Part-time WIC Certifier

Chelan Douglas Health District is hiring for a part-time WIC certifier.  24 hr/wk position.  Looking for someone with WIC experience and preferably bi-lingual. Contact Laurie Riegert at 509-886-6415. 


RD/Nutritionist – Seattle

Posting #16370 – Nutritionist – RD:  Full-time registered dietitian nutritionist needed for our WIC program in Seattle. The RD is responsible for nutrition high-risk counseling and will provide client risk assessment, nutrition education, and nutrition services for clients enrolled in the WIC program. Applicant must possess a Bachelors or Masters degree in Nutrition from an […]


Bilingual WIC Clerk/Bilingual WIC Certifier: Columbia Valley Community Health

Bilingual WIC Clerk/Bilingual WIC Certifier: Columbia Valley Community Health is seeking a Bilingual WIC Clerk/Certifiers for our Wenatchee location. The position will initially start as a WIC Clerk and then advance to a WIC Certifier as training and competencies are achieved. The WIC Clerk’s primary job functions are to provide direct WIC services to applicants/clients […]



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