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“Food is our common ground.
A universal experience.”

– James Beard

about us

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.

Mission

We support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy.

Vision

Well-nourished communities thriving in Washington State.

Membership

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:

Betty Clemmons
Susan Thiel
Lisa DiGiorgio
Malvina Goodwin
Barbara Krogstad
Stacey Webb

 

History

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.

>> 2016 Annual Report

Nutrition First Board - Board 2017

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

 

Staff

Carolyn Conner, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Free Self-Care Webinar – Thursday January 28, 12:00-1:00

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 […]

2021 Remote Service Trainings with Jane Heinig for Washington WIC Employees

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 […]

Washington WIC Virtual Conference – May 11-14, 2021

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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