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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...

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.

Newsletter Archives

Nutrition First is hiring! November newsletter

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October Newsletter

Advocacy opportunities & Foundations Training is Live!

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Trainings, Advocacy, and More!

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

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Upcoming Events

Foundations in Lactation Support – available now!

09/10/2021 – 12/21/2021 @ All Day – Foundations in Lactation 2021   Updated for 2021 to be more inclusive of the diverse population WIC serves! Registration is now open for Foundations in Lactation!  This training is perfect for those new to providing breastfeeding support as well as those who want a refresher on how to support breastfeeding families. This training covers staff […]

Recent Job Postings

Executive Director, Nutrition First (WA)

Position Opening: Nutrition First Executive Director Nutrition First is the WIC Association of Washington State and a non-profit organization.  Our Mission is to support and promote good nutrition, breastfeeding and equitable access to healthy foods through education and advocacy. We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Executive Director. Job Summary:  Under […]

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Nutrition Assistant Certifier – Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Vancouver, WA)

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, […]

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WIC Certifier (Sedro Woolley, WA)

United General District 304 has two positions currently open for their WIC department.  See links for more details: WIC Certifier WIC Certifier/Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

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