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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

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.

Scholarship Opportunity

Again this year, Nutrition First will offer a scholarship for 1 WIC Employee to attend the National WIC Association Leadership Conference March 3-6 in Washington DC.  Scholarship deadline is January 15. Nutrition First...

Advocacy Camp Scholarship Opportunity

Nutrition First is offering a scholarship to attend the Children's Alliance Advocacy Camp. The Children’s Alliance Advocacy Camp is held at the Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023 from Tuesday, October 2 to Thursday, October 4th. Advocacy...

Upcoming Events

 

Foundations in Lactation Support – Tuesday March 24, 2020. Edmonds, WA.

03/24/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Again this year Nutrition First trainer Michele Crockett, IBCLC, PCPA, LLLL, will provide 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 staff roles, how to use client centered communication skills when talking […]

Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – Thursday March 26, 2020. Edmonds, WA.

03/26/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges and resources. This is a great training for those who have already attended Foundations in Lactation Support (or similar) and are interested in enhancing their skills in lactation support. This training is open to those working in the community to support breastfeeding, and […]

Recent Job Postings

 

Registered Dietitian – Country Doctor Community Health Centers – Seattle

Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) is a not for profit organization that operates two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), as well as our After-Hours Clinic at the Swedish Cherry Hill campus. Our Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center was founded by the Seattle Black Panther Party more than 40 years ago in Seattle’s Central Area, […]

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