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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...

WIC Annual Public Comment Period is Now Open

From the Washington Department of Health Do you have thoughts or feedback about WIC? We’d love to hear from you!   Each year the Washington WIC develops a plan for providing services in our state. The WIC State Plan is a requirement for all WIC state agencies...

Updates from the WA State DOH: Formula Shortage

The Washington State Department of Health has released a news statement regarding the current infant formula shortage. Please read the linked document to learn more. News Release_Formula Shortage and What to do_FINAL_5.18.22 (070)

Nutrition First seeking applicants to join the Board of Directors!

Nutrition First is seeking applicants to join the Board of Directors! Serving on a nonprofit board is an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and network with other board members from across the state. Nutrition First is especially interested in WIC staff...

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

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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 is delighted to announce the 2024 Annual Conference: Advancing Change Together: 50 years of WIC!  Registration is open. There are no fees for local agency WIC or state staff to attend.  Community partners and exhibitors, please reach out to nicole@nutritionfirstwa.org if you are interested in attending. The […]

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

SeaMar- King County WIC Coordinator

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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DOH WIC: Local Program Consultant Positions (2)

Role Overview: As a Local Program Consultant in our Local Program Operations Unit, you will enhance access to nutrition services through technical expertise and consultation. Your role includes supporting local WIC agencies, guiding budget management, training in quality service delivery, and developing local nutrition programs. Key Responsibilities:   System Development: Lead the creation and management […]

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WIC RD at Swedish First Hill, 0.6 FTE

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