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 – 08/07/2020 @ All Day – Recording now available! 2020 Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference Webinar “A Trauma Informed Approach” Did you miss registering for the June 3 Conference with key note speakers Jacqualine Boles and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett? You still have a chance to register and view the Webinar by August 7. Registration rate: $145 Here is what people […]
07/20/2020 @ All Day – Live Webinar! (recording also available). Part 1: Monday July 20, 2020. 9:00-12:30 am Part 2: Tuesday July 21, 2020. 9:00-12:30 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 email@example.com) Again this year Nutrition […]
07/22/2020 @ All Day – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges […]
Recent Job Postings
FHC is seeking a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist to be responsible for nutrition-related activities at FHC, including providing nutrition services to patients in our WIC program. Qualifications: Must have a Master’s Degree in nutrition or public health nutrition from an accredited school or, is a Registered Dietitian that is registered, or eligible for registration, with […]