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Counseling for Postpartum Depression

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Nutrition Training Institute (NTI) will present the Counseling for Postpartum Depression Training with Sally Riley and Jane McKinney. The training is open to anyone including local WIC agency staff, home visiting nurses and other healthcare providers.

These live seminars will be held at 5 locations throughout Missouri from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm on:

  • July 14th - Springfield at the Hammons Heart Institute
  • July 28th - Kansas City at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center
  • August 2nd - Cape Girardeau at the Public Library
  • August 3rd - Berkeley at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health
  • August 4th - Columbia at the Columbia-Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services
Click here to register online. Confirmation will be emailed after you have completed the registration process.

Contact Michele Bailey at (573) 751-6481 or by email at Michele.Bailey@health.mo.gov with questions about the training.

FFY 2018 Local Agency Plan (LAP) Development

Missouri WIC and Nutrition Services

The WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) is similar to a grant application and is an annual requirement for each Local Agency (LA). Once approved, it is the working operations document and budget for the contract between the state and the LA. This one-day training will review each step of the application process, discuss revisions to the LAP online application, and allow you to network with LA staff. Anyone involved with submitting the LAP is encouraged to attend, but it is strongly recommended for new users. It is appropriate for administrative (budget) and nutrition-related planning and development.

The training will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge for this training and lunch is on your own.

All trainings will be held at the following location:
Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood Dr., ITSD Training Room
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102


To register for the training session that you are interested in attending, please select your first and second preference for training dates. Every effort will be made to assign your first preference for the training date.

    First Choice
  • Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
    Second Choice
  • Monday, June 26, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017
  • Friday, June 30, 2017
To register for the training click here, with a deadline to submit by May 31, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hatton at Susan.Hatton@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7706.

Fundamentals of Breastfeeding: An 18 Hour Course

Healthy Smiles from the Start Training

Healthy Smiles from the Start training was a coordinated effort of the Missouri Dental Association (MDA) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Oral Health Program/Missouri WIC Program to provide pre- and post-natal dental health care education program for use in your oral health education efforts. Upon completion of the Oral Health training the WIC state office is authorizing 1-CEU to all CPA/Nutritionist. To access the training click here. Implementation November 16, 2015.

Maximizing Nutrition during the WIC Lifecycle

WIC nurses, nutritionists and dietitians will learn how changes in anatomy, physiology, and body composition affect nutrient needs during infancy, early childhood, and pregnancy. They will also recognize areas, for each of these stages, where population-based nutrient intake is inappropriate compared to estimated nutrient need, along with viewing of a food intake pattern that would accommodate appropriate nutrient intake for each of those life stages.

Training Dates and Locations
  • July 19, 2017 - Springfield (The Library Center)
  • July 20, 2017 - Berkeley (St. Louis County Department of Public Health)
  • July 21, 2017 - Independence (Northwestern District Health Office)
Click here to register online. Confirmation with directions to training site will be emailed once you have completed the registration process.

Contact Michele Bailey at (573) 751-6481 or by email at Michele.Bailey@health.mo.gov with questions about the training.

Online Hemocue Training

This 10-minute online Hemocue training does not replace training provided by the Hemocue trainer; however, it can be used as a refresher, as a corrective action plan, viewed prior to training, or on an as-needed basis. Refer to the instructions for navigating through the training and printing a certificate. If you have questions about your equipment or requests for equipment maintenance, please contact your assigned TA Nutritionist rather than the Hemocue company as mentioned in the training video.