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.
01/25/2024 – 12/31/2024 @ 12:00 am –
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03/19/2024 – 03/21/2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Washington State WIC Office and Nutrition First is delighted to announce the 2024 Annual Conference: Advancing Change Together: 50 years of WIC! Registration is open. There are no fees for local agency WIC or state staff to attend. Community partners and exhibitors, please reach out to email@example.com if you are interested in attending. The […]
10/25/2023 – 10/27/2023 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – VIRTUAL This training provides a fresh, global approach to nutrition that attendees will walk away feeling ready to provide culturally relevant, approachable, and evidence-based nutrition services. It is appropriate for all levels, from paraprofessional to Master’s level dietitian. It has been approved for 11.25 continuing education credits. The first two days of the workshop feature […]
Recent Job Postings
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, […]
Role Overview: As a Local Program Consultant in our Local Program Operations Unit, you will enhance access to nutrition services through technical expertise and consultation. Your role includes supporting local WIC agencies, guiding budget management, training in quality service delivery, and developing local nutrition programs. Key Responsibilities: System Development: Lead the creation and management […]
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