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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

Sign on Letter to New Admin and Congress

Add Your Organization to CHN’s Letter to the New Administration and Congress Reaffirming the Principles and Priorities of the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All Campaign From FRAC (Food Research and Action Center): FRAC, in partnership with the...

Post Election

Election 2016 was historic in many regards. Emotions and opinions are running high right now.  You are doing important work to provide hope, and keep America great and strong.  Where do we go from here? We continue doing what we do - showing up to serve - in...

Washington State Food Systems Roundtable

Have you heard about the Washington State Food Systems Roundtable?    The Food Systems Roundtable is a private public partnership working to craft a 25 year vision for Washington’s food system. They have developed a DRAFT vision and strategies to achieve a sustainable...

National Farmers Market Week

We love Farmers Markets! Nutrition First would like to collect statements of support from WIC Participants, Farmers, WIC Staff and community members to show why we support the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Statements will be shared with Washington State...

Hunger Action Day Report

Hunger Action Day – January 22, 2016 – by Brooke Pugliese, Nutrition First Board of Directors “In the U.S. today, 15 million children face hunger – that’s 1 in 5. Chances are someone your child goes to school with struggles to get enough to eat.” Wow! Is this reality?...

2016 Advocacy Days

January 22, 2016 – Hunger Action Day February 8, 2016 – Food and Farming Day Have a Heart for Kids Day – TBA Please contact Carolyn Conner at executivedirector@nutritionfirstwa.org if you are interested in participating in any of these days.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Update

CNR Outlook: Senate Agriculture Committee leaders have announced that their panel will mark up a Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill in January. See “Roberts, Stabenow: Child Nutrition Top Priority in New Year,” 12/16/15. Urge CNR Priorities: FRAC’s Legislative...

2015 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Priorities

Child nutrition programs play a key role in the health and educational readiness of Washington’s children. Child Nutrition Reauthorization in 2015 should build upon the effectiveness of current programs, address gaps in service, strengthen nutritional standards and...

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Upcoming Events

 

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

06/03/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – 2020 Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference “A Trauma Informed Approach” Wednesday June 3, 2020 Emerald Queen Conference Center 5780 Pacific Hwy E, Fife WA 98424 This conference is for those who work with breastfeeding families and are ready to expand their skills and knowledge. This conference is new and different every year – with […]

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 […]

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