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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


Advocacy Time! January 2023


October Newsletter

Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!


Upcoming Events

Washington WIC Merchandise

01/25/2024 – 12/31/2024 @ 12:00 am –

Show your WIC spirit with our classic WIC merchandise!

2024 Washington WIC Conference

03/19/2024 – 03/21/2024 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Washington State WIC Office and Nutrition First hope you enjoyed the 2024 Annual Conference: Advancing Change Together: 50 years of WIC!  If you were a registered attendee, you can access the recordings on the Whova site through June 21, 2024. The program is full of important topics related to everyday issues in WIC, you […]

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

WIC Certifier/Health Services Worker – Lewis County

Under close supervision, conducts eligibility interviews, certifies applicant eligibility, and issues food benefits for the WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) program; provides nutrition education, general health information, and referral to community and medical resources. Health Services Worker Job Posting Health Services Worker Job Description Additional Compensation and Benefits Core Benefits


WIC Nutritionist/ RD- Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County

WIC Nutritionist/RDN – Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County Recent dietetic internship graduates eligible to take the exam are welcome to apply! For information, job description, and to apply please go to our website

WIC RDN / Nutritionist – Vancouver, WA

WIC Nutritionist – RD – Posting #25910 Hourly Rate: $33.40 Annual Salary: $69,472.00 Position Summary: Full-time Registered Dietitian/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) needed as a Leave Replacement (3-6 months) for our medical clinics located in the Clark County WIC sites: Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, and Washougal, WA. Registered Dietitian (R.D.) is responsible for Nutrition high […]


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