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
01/28/2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – January Self Care Webinar with Dr. Kira Mauseth Thursday January 28, 12:00-1:00 Free Webinar. Join Nutrition First to hear from Dr. Kira Mauseth as she provides tips on Self-Care during COVID: new ideas for connecting with others and tips on dealing with winter and isolation. Nutrition First is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom […]
01/17/2021 – 03/17/2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Recorded Video: The Basics – Using Video Technology for Remote WIC Services No registration required. This 15-minute recorded video is available in The Learning Center (Department of Health). (Please note, this video is being used with permission from the California WIC Program.) Intended Outcome: Staff gain the skills and confidence needed to make the shift […]
05/11/2021 – 05/14/2021 @ All Day – Save the Dates! Washington WIC Virtual Conference. May 11-14, 2021 Get ready! National Speakers Live and Recorded Sessions Poster Sharing Clinic Slide Show Trade Show Virtual Networking
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