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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...

Nutrition First Announces 2018 Conference Schedule

Nutrition First will offer several education opportunities in 2018! Registrations will open February 1. Printable Schedule with Descriptions:2018 Nutrition First Conference and Training Dates May Tuesday May 1 - Foundations in Lactation Support - Dumas Bay Center,...

2018 Nutrition First Board Members

Nutrition First would like to welcome our new 2018 Board Members! Zenobia Bailey Delores Baccus Season Fagan Kelsey Krieger Lindy Marquez  They join the following Board Members who will continue their terms in 2018. Past-President: Larisa Harvey Incoming President:...

Nutrition First is Looking for Additional Board Members

Are you looking to try something new and/or to broaden your life experience? Are you committed to supporting and promoting breastfeeding, good nutrition and equitable access to healthy food through education and advocacy? What does the board do? Members of the Board...

State Shut Down Avoided

The legislature acted at the very last minute and avoided a state shut down: the Governor signed the 2017-19 operating budget late last night. But their work isn't done yet - they were not able to come to an agreement on the capital budget, so we hear negotiators will...

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Sharing COVID 19 Resources

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Staying Positive

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Celebrate RDN Day!

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Upcoming Events

Advances in Lactation Support Conference – A Trauma Informed Approach. June 3, 2020. Live Webinar!!

06/03/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – 2020 Annual Advances in Lactation Support Conference “A Trauma Informed Approach” Live Webinar! (recording also available) Wednesday June 3, 2020 This conference is for those who work with breastfeeding families and are ready to expand their skills and knowledge. This conference is new and different every year – with keynote speakers and topics highlighting new […]

Live Webinar! Foundations in Lactation Support – Monday July 20 and Tuesday July 21 2020.

07/20/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Live Webinar! (recording also available).  Part 1: Monday July 20, 2020. 9:00-12:00 am Part 2: Tuesday July 21, 2020. 9:00-12:00 am   (Original Date – 3/24/20. If you were registered for 3/24, your registration has been automatically moved to July 20/21. If you need to request a refund, contact info@nutritionfirstwa.org)   Again this year Nutrition […]

Live Webinar! Building on Foundations in Lactation Support – Wednesday July 22 and July 23.

07/22/2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Live Webinar! Part 1: Wednesday July 22, 9:00-12:00 Part 2: Thursday July 23, 9:00-12:00 (Original Date – 3/26/20. If you were registered for 3/26, your registration has been automatically moved to July 22/23. If you need to request a refund, please contact info@nutritionfirstwa.org) This training moves past the Foundations training and addresses more breastfeeding challenges […]

Recent Job Postings

Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist – Office of Nutrition Services

Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist (HSC3) Bilingual – Spanish (DOH4848) This position works with partners to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. As a Vendor and Farmers Market Specialist, you will join a team that is involved in all aspects of vendor and contractor management for the Women, […]

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