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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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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...

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...

Upcoming Events

 

Virtual WIC Conference and Trade Show. May 11-14, 2021

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 […]

Annual Advances in Lactation Conference AND Nutrition Conference – September 21 -22, 2021

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 Policy and Training Consultants (2 positions)

The Department of Health Office of Nutrition Services is hiring two non-permanent, Policy and Training Consultants to join the Communication and Training Team. These positions will: Participate on a dynamic training team to create and deliver engaging, learner centered training, using a variety of teaching techniques and new technologies. Collaborate with state staff and local […]

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Nutrition First Executive Director Position

Position Opening: Nutrition First Executive Director     Nutrition First is the WIC Association of Washington State and a non-profit organization.  Our Mission is to support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy. We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Executive Director. Job […]

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WIC Coordinator. Chelan-Douglas Health District, Wenatchee

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 careers@cdhd.wa.gov. To see the full job description, go to: https://cdhd.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/WIC-Coordinator-Nutritionist-II.pdf

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