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.
2021 Board of Directors
President – Delores Baccus
President-elect – Vacant
Treasurer – Stacey Busey
Secretary – Cindy Johnson
Past President – Cindy Gamble
Mara Andrus, Ana Ortega, Lisa Williams Fuchs, Jose Romo Ramirez, Gaelan Ritter, Larisa Harvey, Jennifer Dickison, Milo Nicholas.
Carolyn Conner, Executive Director
(Contact: email@example.com 206-450-6139)
March 23 – Invitation to Virtual WIC Conference, Meet Nutrition First Board Member, WIC Act, Resources you can Use
05/11/2021 – 05/14/2021 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm –
Foundations in Lactation Support and Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – on demand Webinars coming soon!
04/01/2021 – 12/31/2021 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation Support Updated for 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves! Michele Crockett, IBCLC, PCPA, LLLL, provides this great training that is perfect for those new to providing breastfeeding support. It’s also good for those who want a refresher on how to support breastfeeding families. This training covers […]
09/21/2021 – 09/22/2021 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Annual Advances in Lactation Conference (Virtual) – September 21, 2021 Annual Nutrition Conference (Virtual) – September 22, 2021 Attend 1 or both days! Registration will be open May 1. Agenda will be posted in April. Registration: $145 for 1 day $200 to attend both days
Recent Job Postings
WIC Coordinator Position Opening The Chelan-Douglas County Health District is hiring for WIC Coordinator – Nutritionist II. All resumes and inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the full job description, go to: https://cdhd.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/WIC-Coordinator-Nutritionist-II.pdf
Project Senior Policy Analyst Washington State Department of Health | Job Opportunities (governmentjobs.com) This project Senior Policy Analyst supports the mission of PCH by advancing policy objectives concerning the COVID-19 response and vaccine planning. This position also informs policy development, rulemaking, and responds to public records requests. This position provides expert policy planning and development and […]
Equity and Social Justice Manager/Advisor (WMS Band 2) Seven Positions – DOH5357 Washington State – Multiple Locations Washington State Department of Health | Job Opportunities (governmentjobs.com) Apply early! This recruitment will remain Open Until Filled. Applicant review begins March 22, 2021. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close this recruitment at any […]