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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...

Be part of the national Rolling Rally for SNAP on Monday!

From the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition (7/17/20) Be part of the national Rolling Rally for SNAP on Monday! In June, the House passed the HEROES Act, a fourth COVID relief package, and in the next few short weeks, the Senate will be deciding on their own (and...

We Stand in Solidarity and Support

The Nutrition First Board would like to say first and foremost to all communities of color - that we hear you and we support you. You and your voice matter. Nutrition First work is based on the Values of being innovative, equitable, inclusive, empowering and...

Public Charge Resources

  Public Charge Rule and Questions On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a nationwide injunction that allows for implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final public charge rule. The final rule will significantly expand the...

Join Us for Hunger Action Day!

Hunger Action Day is Monday February 3 Read the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition legislative priorites here:  2020 AHNC legislative agenda    Register for Hunger...

Scholarship Application to attend NWA Leadership Conference

Apply for a scholarship to attend the National WIC Association Leadership Conference in Washington DC! Conference Dates: March 15 – 17, 2020 Thanks to special funding from the DOH WIC Program, Nutrition First is able to offer 2 scholarships for local agency WIC staff...

Here’s How You Can Help Promote Summer Nutrition for Kids

(From Within Reach) Washington is the 22nd hungriest state in the U.S., and roughly one in five of all Washington families with children struggle to put food on the table regularly. For the 482,000 children who rely on free or reduced price...

Upcoming Events

 

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 […]

Foundations in Lactation Support and Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – on demand Webinars available April 2021

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 […]

Washington WIC Virtual Conference – May 11-14, 2021

05/11/2021 – 05/14/2021 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm –

Recent Job Postings

 

Kitsap Community Resources, Part-Time Registered Dietitian

This position performs nutritional evaluation, charting, and counseling for high risk women, infants and children in a community health setting. Must be able to communicate with a diverse population, be patient and creative in finding nutritional solutions to nutrition and health challenges. Responsible for in-depth nutrition and assessment counseling of WIC participants at four KCR […]

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