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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...

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...

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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

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! 2022 Nutrition Conference Agenda 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 […]

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

Nutrition Assistant – North Meridian Public Health, King County

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is looking to hire a career service Nutrition Assistant to join the North Meridian Public Health team in North Seattle. The Nutrition Assistant will provide services to clients participating in the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program, assess eligibility, and provide nutrition education to individuals and families – both through individual appointments and in […]

Registered Dietitian and WIC Coordinator

Full Job Description JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE: Registered Dietitian and WIC Coordinator EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/19/2022 APPROVED BY: Brandy Taylor Dept: Medical About Country Doctor Community Health Center: Country Doctor Community Health Center (CDCHC), is a not-for-profit organization that operates two primary care clinics, After-Hours Clinic, a school-based health center, and a Dental clinic. Our Carolyn Downs […]

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Nutrition Assistant Certifier I – Multiple Locations

Sea Mar Community Health Centers Nutrition Assistant Certifier I 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 […]

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