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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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Advocacy Alerts

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...

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...

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...

Newsletter Archives

January newsletter: Celebrating 50 Years of WIC

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Advocacy Time! January 2023

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October Newsletter

Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!

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Upcoming Events

 

Washington WIC Merchandise

01/25/2024 – 12/31/2024 @ 12:00 am –

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2024 Washington WIC Conference

03/19/2024 – 03/21/2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Washington State WIC Office and Nutrition First hope you enjoyed the 2024 Annual Conference: Advancing Change Together: 50 years of WIC!  If you were a registered attendee, you can access the recordings on the Whova site through June 21, 2024. The program is full of important topics related to everyday issues in WIC, you […]

Nutrition First’s 2023 Annual Training: Creating Healthy Relationships with Food

10/25/2023 – 10/27/2023 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm – VIRTUAL This training provides a fresh, global approach to nutrition that attendees will walk away feeling ready to provide culturally relevant, approachable, and evidence-based nutrition services.  It is appropriate for all levels, from paraprofessional to Master’s level dietitian.   It has been approved for 11.25 continuing education credits. The first two days of the workshop feature […]

Recent Job Postings

 

WIC Certifier/Health Services Worker – Lewis County

Under close supervision, conducts eligibility interviews, certifies applicant eligibility, and issues food benefits for the WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) program; provides nutrition education, general health information, and referral to community and medical resources. Health Services Worker Job Posting Health Services Worker Job Description Additional Compensation and Benefits Core Benefits

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WIC Nutritionist/ RD- Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County

WIC Nutritionist/RDN – Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County Recent dietetic internship graduates eligible to take the exam are welcome to apply! For information, job description, and to apply please go to our website www.pregnancyaid-wic.org/jobs

WIC RDN / Nutritionist – Vancouver, WA

WIC Nutritionist – RD – Posting #25910 Hourly Rate: $33.40 Annual Salary: $69,472.00 Position Summary: Full-time Registered Dietitian/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) needed as a Leave Replacement (3-6 months) for our medical clinics located in the Clark County WIC sites: Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal, WA. Registered Dietitian (R.D.) is responsible for Nutrition high […]

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