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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 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...

Crosscut Festival

Crosscut presents two days of thought-provoking conversations and innovative thinking, tackling the most important issues of our times. Journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and around the nation come together to take a hard look at the...

Help Take Your WIC Client Voices all the way to Washington DC!

Help WIC Clients share their thoughts on what WIC means to them with Washington State's Elected Members of Congress and Senate. Again this year – delegates from Nutrition First will travel to Washington DC to attend the Annual National WIC Association Leadership...

WIC is Open!

WIC Clinics in Washington State are open during the partial federal government shutdown. WIC checks may be used in grocery stores. For questions, contact your local WIC clinic.

Upcoming Events

 

Advances in Lactation Support Conference – A Trauma Informed Approach. June 3, 2020. Live Webinar!!

06/03/2020 @ 8:45 am – 3:15 pm –

Live Webinar! Foundations in Lactation Support – Monday July 20 and Tuesday July 21 2020.

07/20/2020 @ All Day – Live Webinar! (recording also available).  Part 1: Monday July 20, 2020. 9:00-12:30 am Part 2: Tuesday July 21, 2020. 9:00-12:30 am   (Original Date – 3/24/20. If you were registered for 3/24, your registration has been automatically moved to July 20/21. If you need to request a refund, contact info@nutritionfirstwa.org)   Again this year Nutrition […]

Live Webinar! Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – Wednesday July 22 and July 23.

07/22/2020 @ All Day – Live Webinar! Part 1: Wednesday July 22, 9:00-12:00 Part 2: Thursday July 23, 9:00-12:00 (Original Date – 3/26/20. If you were registered for 3/26, your registration has been automatically moved to July 22/23. If you need to request a refund, please contact info@nutritionfirstwa.org) This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges […]

Recent Job Postings

 

Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist – Office of Nutrition Services

Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist (HSC3) Bilingual – Spanish (DOH4848) This position works with partners to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. As a Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist, you will join a team that is involved in all aspects of vendor and contractor management for the Women, […]

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