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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

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...

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.

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

09/18/2017 @ All Day - Register Now! Key Note Speaker: Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC   September 18 Agenda Registration   Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. Certified in 1992, Catherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges. She speaks to healthcare [...]
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Recent Job Postings

 

Epidemiologist 3 – Research, Analysis and Evaluation Unit Supervisor

Epidemiologist 3 – Research, Analysis and Evaluation Unit Supervisor DOH3756 Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division, Office of Nutrition Services (Office of Nutrition Services includes WIC Program, FMNP & SNAP-Ed) Tumwater, WA  

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