Be an advocate for WIC and Child Nutrition! Nutrition First advocates in many different ways, and we need your help. You can be an advocate by telling others about WIC, writing or calling your elected officials, sharing information about WIC and even visiting our representatives in Olympia or DC!
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–National WIC Association Advocacy Toolkit
WIC Appropriation Discussions in DC
As Washington State’s WIC Association, Nutrition First is deeply concerned about the proposed budget for WIC from the House of Representatives. We strongly disagree with the assertion made in the House Republican Appropriation Bill that the bump in Cash Value Benefit...
Introduction to Nutrition First
Nutrition First Supports the USDA’s Proposed Updates to the WIC Food Package
As Washington state’s WIC advocacy and training association, Nutrition First is enthusiastically supporting USDA’s proposed updates to the WIC food package. These proposed changes, including increased fruits and vegetables, seafood for all adult and child...
Help Us Talk About WIC
We need help educating our elected officials about WIC and sharing how they can help us make WIC better for everyone. Our decision-makers want to hear from people that live in their district. We will help arrange meetings in late February to mid-March to speak to...
A Month Left to Comment on Proposed Changes to the Food Packages
The USDA needs to hear opinions from local staff and clients about the proposed changes to the WIC food package.How do you feel about increased CVB for fruits and vegetables? Reduced milk quantities? Increased flexibility for iron-rich protein foods? We are partnering...
NWA wants to hear from you!
This September, President Biden will convene the second White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The first conference, held in 1969, resulted in recommendations that led to the creation of WIC within five years. This is a pivotal opportunity to...
Public Charge Rule Permanently Blocked
Public Charge Rule Permanently Blocked On March 9, 2021 the Biden Administration decided to stop defending lawsuits challenging the Trump-era public charge regulations. Federal courts reacted immediately, dismissing the government’s appeals. This means that the public...
National WIC Association Policy Conference (Virtual) – February 16-19, 2021
National WIC Association Policy Conference Scholarships are available for WIC Staff or WIC Participants to attend. Nutrition First Scholarship Application 2021 (Deadline January 22). Questions? contact email@example.com If you aren't available to attend the...
Hunger Action Day! February 12, 2021
Join Us! The Washington State Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition is hosting Hunger Action Day on February 12. This is a great chance to meet with your State Representatives and Senators to discuss hunger issues impacting the people in Washington. All appointments...
Pandemic EBT Outreach – You can help!
Outreach - for Pandemic EBT: P-EBT Outreach Webinar: Monday, August 3 (3 - 4pm) – see below for link Step by Step guide to applying for P-EBT (1) Earlier COVID relief legislation provided significant help to hungry kids and families through the creation of Pandemic...
Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!
Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!
01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023 @ All Day –
Updated in 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves!
Recent Job Postings
Vancouver/Clark County WIC Certifier – 2 positions
Fulltime Nutrition Assistant Certifier 1 or 2 – starting pay $20.00-$22.27 hourly. 2 positions open. https://seamarcommunityhealthcenters.applytojob.com/apply/9gvQkNrlNc/Nutrition-Assistant-Certifier-I-Or-II?referrer=20230530185103B2Q0NDJXOUHMT2TA
Vancouver/Clark County WIC RD
Fulltime temp WIC RD position – starting pay $67,442.75 salary. 1 position open https://seamarcommunityhealthcenters.applytojob.com/apply/Z66zbxGhah/Nutritionist-RD?referrer=202305301847339SQCESBNWLKR0XYY
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