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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...

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.

Nutrition First Wishes you a Happy Holiday Season!

2018 Highlights Thank you for your support of Nutrition First in 2018!  We are pleased to share the highlights or our work that uphold our mission of supporting and promoting good nutrition, breastfeeding, and equitable access to...

Nominations for Breastfeeding Awards

Do you know a Breastfeeding Champion? Here is your chance to nominate them for a well-deserved award! Again this year, Nutrition First will be presenting two breastfeeding awards in coordination with the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. We are seeking...

Upcoming Events

Virtual WIC Conference and Trade Show. May 11-14, 2021

05/11/2021 – 05/14/2021 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm –

Foundations in Lactation Support and Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – on demand Webinars coming soon!

04/01/2021 – 12/31/2021 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation Support   Updated for 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves! Michele Crockett, IBCLC, PCPA, LLLL,  provides 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 […]

Annual Advances in Lactation Conference AND Nutrition Conference – September 21 -22, 2021

09/21/2021 – 09/22/2021 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Annual Advances in Lactation Conference (Virtual) – September 21, 2021 Annual Nutrition Conference (Virtual) – September 22, 2021   Attend 1 or both days! Registration will be open May 1. Agenda will be posted in April. Registration: $145 for 1 day $200 to attend both days  

Recent Job Postings

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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