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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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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...

Immigration 101 Training for Service Providers

Immigration 101 Training for Service Providers - Provided by: NWIRP  (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) Seattle Central Library, September 21st 10 am- 1pm. From NWIRP website: This training is aimed at social service providers and people working closely with the...

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Nutrition First is hiring! November newsletter

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October Newsletter

Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!

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Trainings, Advocacy, and More!

Read about trainings, advocacy opportunities, and more in this issue of the Nutrition First newsletter!

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Upcoming Events

 

Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!

09/10/2021 – 12/31/2022 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation 2021-22   Updated in 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves! Registration is now open for Foundations in Lactation!  This training is perfect for those new to providing breastfeeding support as well as those who want a refresher on how to support breastfeeding families. This training covers staff […]

Recent Job Postings

 

Executive Director, Nutrition First (WA)

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 Summary:  Under […]

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Nutrition Assistant Certifier – Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Vancouver, WA)

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, […]

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WIC Certifier (Sedro Woolley, WA)

United General District 304 has two positions currently open for their WIC department.  See links for more details: WIC Certifier WIC Certifier/Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

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