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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...

Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed

  Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed Recently, HHS Secretary Xavier Beccera extended the national public health emergency declaration for COVID-19. The HHS Secretary must renew the declaration every ninety days for urgent flexibilities - including...

Washington State Maternity Practices Survey Results

State Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey show that Washington is ahead of the national average! View Washington Report: Washington MPinc report. State Reports which will...

Help Plan the 2020 WIC Conference

We are looking for your ideas and help to plan the 2020 WIC Conference! Please take this short survey to share your ideas for topics, speakers, and the opportunity to serve on a planning committee or help during the conference. Thank you! Conference Dates and...

Jane Heinig Toddler Feeding Follow-up

Many parents face the challenge of a child that they classify as a “picky eater.” In April, Dr. Jane Heinig, from the UC Davis Human Lactation Center, presented “Helping Parents Understand Their Toddlers: Practical Ways to Promote Healthy Eating Among Infants and...

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


Upcoming Events

Advances in Lactation Conference – September 28, 2022

09/28/2022 @ All Day – Save the Date and Call for Abstracts:   2022 Advances in Lactation Conference   Colleagues, friends, and supporters; Nutrition First, the WIC Association of Washington, is excited to announce that we are in the planning stages for this year’s Advances in Lactation Conference! The conference will again be virtual and will be held on Sept […]

Annual Nutrition Conference – June 8, 2022

06/08/2022 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Registration for Nutrition First’s 2022 Annual Nutrition Conference is now available!   The conference will again be virtual and held on June 8, 2022. Activities will begin with virtual networking at 8:30am, followed by the start of the conference at 9:00am and wrapped up by 4:00pm. This year’s theme is Shaping the Future of Nutrition Education. We are […]

Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!

09/10/2021 – 12/31/2022 @ All Day –

Updated in 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves!

Recent Job Postings

WIC Program Manager 2 – Regional Health District

Be the one who paves the way for the Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) Program to continue to help the lives of those in your community. Be the leader of the amazing team of WIC Certifiers as they partner with clients through the somewhat challenging process of address health needs during and after pregnancy and […]

Refugee Resettlement Office Volunteers

Refugee Resettlement Office Seeks Volunteers The Preferred Community (PC) Program served by the Refugee Resettlement Office (RRO) of Seattle, an affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries, is seeking a variety of volunteers to support the services provided to some of the most vulnerable refugees, parolees, and asylees they serve. The PC Program at RRO provides intensive […]

Program and Communications VISTA

Nutrition First is #hiring. Know anyone who might be interested? We are currently looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA as part of the Anti-Hunger Corps through Hunger Free America. If you’ve ever had an interest in public health, this is a great opportunity to grow programming and communication for an organization that serves the WA State […]



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