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. Individual membership is free. By signing up to receive the Nutrition First Newsletter, you are considered a member!
Local WIC Agency Membership
All WIC agencies in Washington State are members of Nutrition First. Local WIC Agency Membership Benefits
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.
Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!
Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!
01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023 @ All Day –
Updated in 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves!
Recent Job Postings
WIC Dietitian, Public Health Seattle-King County
Nutritionist I – CHS Division Float Pool Salary $74,484.80 – $94,411.20 Annually Location Multiple locations in King County, WA Job Type Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Closing: 3/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details: Nutritionist I – CHS Division Float Pool | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
WIC Certifier for Public Health Seattle King County
Nutrition Assistant | Auburn Public Health Salary $52,187.20 – $66,144.00 Annually Location Auburn, 98002, WA Job Type Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Closing: 3/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details available here: Nutrition Assistant | Auburn Public Health | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
WIC Certifier, Float Pool for Public Health Seattle King County
Nutrition Assistant Float Pool Salary: $52,187.20 – $66,144.00 Annually Location: Multiple locations in King County, WA Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) Closing 3/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details can be found here: Nutrition Assistant Float Pool | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Manager
Public Health Seattle and King County
WIC Supervisor, RDN, CD, IBCLC
Yakima Valley Farm Works Clinic
Mattawa Community Medical Clinic
Tribal Public Health Consultant
American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
Triniti Gorbunova MA, CLC (she/her)
Director of NOURISH
Rainier Valley Birth & Health Center
WIC Certifier/Breastfeeding Educator
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Walla Walla WA
Marah Zinnen, RDN
Former WIC RD
MPH candidate, University of Washington
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Nicole Flateboe MPH, RDN