Nutrition First Supports the USDA’s Proposed Updates to the WIC Food Package
As Washington state’s WIC advocacy and training association, Nutrition First is enthusiastically supporting USDA’s proposed updates to the WIC food package. These proposed changes, including increased fruits and vegetables, seafood for all adult and child...
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...
Largest SNAP benefit increase in program’s history!
USDA’s re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan results in average SNAP benefit increase of 25%. More than 40 million people will receive additional food and nutrition support.
Vegetable and Fruit Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families
Vegetable and Fruit Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families WIC has an unprecedented opportunity to improve access to fruits and vegetables for Washington State’s low-income families. From June through September, the American Relief Plan Act more...
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...
Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!
Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!
01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023 @ All Day –
Updated in 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves!
Recent Job Postings
WIC Dietitian, Public Health Seattle-King County
Nutritionist I – CHS Division Float Pool Salary $74,484.80 – $94,411.20 Annually Location Multiple locations in King County, WA Job Type Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Closing: 3/27/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details: Nutritionist I – CHS Division Float Pool | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
WIC Certifier for Public Health Seattle King County
Nutrition Assistant | Auburn Public Health Salary $52,187.20 – $66,144.00 Annually Location Auburn, 98002, WA Job Type Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Closing: 3/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details available here: Nutrition Assistant | Auburn Public Health | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
WIC Certifier, Float Pool for Public Health Seattle King County
Nutrition Assistant Float Pool Salary: $52,187.20 – $66,144.00 Annually Location: Multiple locations in King County, WA Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) Closing 3/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Details can be found here: Nutrition Assistant Float Pool | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
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