Nutrition First serves as the Washington WIC Association
We support and promote breastfeeding, good nutrition, and access to food through education and advocacy. Our efforts focus on the pre-natal and early childhood populations (with an emphasis on reaching low income families); promoting prevention and shaping the health of the next generation by decreasing risk factors for chronic disease through a lifetime of good nutrition. We feel that access to healthy food is a social responsibility, and we know that good nutrition prepares a child to succeed in school and reach their full potential. Nutrition First is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy.
Well-nourished communities thriving in Washington State.
is comprised of those providing and/or administrating the WIC program, early learning professionals, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, IBCLC’s and others with a passion in fulfilling our mission.
We would like to recognize our Lifetime Members – these individuals contributed a lifetime membership donation to Nutrition First:
Nutrition First, formerly Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies (WALWICA), was founded in 1987 by six WIC staff members who recognized the need to bring together the collective knowledge of a WIC professional to strengthen the quality of services provided to low-income women, infants, and children.
2019 Board of Directors
President – Larisa Harvey
President-elect – Cindy Gamble
Treasurer – Stacey Busey
Secretary – Cindy Johnson
Mara Andrus, Delores Baccus, Season Fagan, Kelsey Kreiger, Ana Ortega, Paulina Spencer, Lisa Williams Fuchs, Aubrey Gamble
Carolyn Conner, Executive Director
06/03/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – 2020 Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference “A Trauma Informed Approach” Live Webinar! (recording also available) Wednesday June 3, 2020 This conference is for those who work with breastfeeding families and are ready to expand their skills and knowledge. This conference is new and different every year – with keynote speakers and topics highlighting new […]
07/20/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Live Webinar! (recording also available). Part 1: Monday July 20, 2020. 9:00-12:00 am Part 2: Tuesday July 21, 2020. 9:00-12:00 am (Original Date – 3/24/20. If you were registered for 3/24, your registration has been automatically moved to July 20/21. If you need to request a refund, contact firstname.lastname@example.org) Again this year Nutrition […]
07/22/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Live Webinar! Part 1: Wednesday July 22, 9:00-12:00 Part 2: Thursday July 23, 9:00-12:00 (Original Date – 3/26/20. If you were registered for 3/26, your registration has been automatically moved to July 22/23. If you need to request a refund, please contact email@example.com) This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges […]
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