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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.

Nutrition First Wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!

2018 Highlights Thank you for your support of Nutrition First in 2018!  We are pleased to share the highlights or our work that uphold our mission of supporting and promoting good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to...

Nominations for Breastfeeding Awards

Do you know a Breastfeeding Champion? Here is your chance to nominate them for a well-deserved award! Again this year, Nutrition First will be presenting two breastfeeding awards in coordination with the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. We are seeking...

Nutrition First Announces 2018 Conference Schedule

Nutrition First will offer several education opportunities in 2018! Registrations will open February 1. Printable Schedule with Descriptions:2018 Nutrition First Conference and Training Dates May Tuesday May 1 - Foundations in Lactation Support - Dumas Bay Center,...

2018 Nutrition First Board Members

Nutrition First would like to welcome our new 2018 Board Members! Zenobia Bailey Delores Baccus Season Fagan Kelsey Krieger Lindy Marquez  They join the following Board Members who will continue their terms in 2018. Past-President: Larisa Harvey Incoming President:...

Nutrition First is Looking for Additional Board Members

Are you looking to try something new and/or to broaden your life experience? Are you committed to supporting and promoting breastfeeding, good nutrition and equitable access to healthy food through education and advocacy? What does the board do? Members of the Board...

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...

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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