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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 – 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! This training 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 staff roles, how to use client centered communication […]

Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference: September 21, 2021

09/21/2021 @ 8:30 am – 4:15 pm – Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference (Virtual) – September 21  Presented virtually with live presentations and Q and A.  Sessions will also be recorded and available through December 2021.  Draft agenda 8:30-10:00 The Impact of Historical Trauma on Breastfeeding and Why It Matters. Discussion on the history of breastfeeding in the United States and the […]

Recent Job Postings

 

Registered Dietitian Contractor – Shelton, WA

Contractor – Registered Dietician Scope of Work: The individual selected to fill this position will work up to 30-hours per month in the Shelton WA WIC clinic serving as Registered Dietician and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of nutrition appointments for WIC clients of medical high risk; as well as, consulting with […]

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