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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

 

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 Nutrition First will be awarding 2 scholarships […]

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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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