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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...

Newsletter Archives

Trainings, Advocacy, and More!

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

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August in World Breastfeeding Month! Learn more in our August newsletter

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July Newsletter

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Upcoming Events

 

Foundations in Lactation Support – on demand Webinars coming soon!

09/10/2021 – 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) Tuesday September 21, 2021 presented virtually with live presentations and Q & A Sessions will be recorded and available through December 2021 AGENDA 8:30am -10:00 am: The Impact of Historical Trauma on Breastfeeding and Why It Matters (part 1) Speaker:  Leanne Brock 10:00-10:15am:       Break 10:15am -11:45 am […]

Recent Job Postings

 

Certified Diabetes Specialist – RD or RN in Rainier Beach, WA

The Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (RD, CDCES) or Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (RN, CDCES), works in partnership and joint accountability with other staff members to achieve Neighborcare’s Mission, Guiding Principles and goals. The primary focus is to optimize the health status of patients with diabetes by providing […]

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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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