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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

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

 

Foundations in Lactation Support – May 1 – Federal Way

05/01/2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Foundations in Lactation Support   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 […]

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Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – May 3 – Seattle

05/03/2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Building on Foundations in Lactation Support   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 […]

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Spring Nutrition Conference – Hot Topics in Nutrition – May 16 – Seattle

05/16/2018 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm – Spring Nutrition Conference – Hot Topics in Nutrition Key Note Speaker: Cathy Breedon, PhD    (AKA “Aunt Cathy”) Cost: $145 Full Agenda Pending Doors open for check-in: 7:30 am Program 8:15 am-4:00pm

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Recent Job Postings

 

WIC Supervisor, Grants Pass OR

WIC Supervisor/WIC Coordinator Josephine County Health Department Grants Pass, OR https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/josephine?page=2

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Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center

Dietitian/Nutritionist Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center On the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Pendleton, OR http://yellowhawk.org/current-openings/

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