December 27, 2005 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: Translated WIC Approved Food List - Supplement - To be placed on the Internet
SUBJECT: Extra Equipment
SUBJECT: Retail Vendor Training Schedule - January - December 2006

The State WIC office has made the WIC Approved Food Lists in the following languages.

  1. The WIC approved Food Lists are now available in eight languages. The Spanish Version (WIC 641) - The Spanish version of WIC Approved Food List is available at the DHSS warehouse. Please order the food list using the WIC 8 Form: WIC Local WIC Provider Supply Request Form.

    Other Translated WIC Food Lists will be available in PDF on the internet probably by next week. The other translated versions of WIC Approved Food Lists (8.5" x 11") are supplemental. Please print them as needed from the internet. The translations of the food lists are: Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Russian, Somali, and Vietnamese. If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami, Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  2. The following anthropometric equipment items are available if any clinics are in need of them - two (2) Healthometer adult scales (not digital) - 1 is a Healthometer Physician Balance Beam and 1 is a Healthometer Professional. If you are interested, please contact Vicki Strickland at vicki.strickland@health.mo.gov or 1-800-392-8209.

  3. Attached is the 2006 WIC Vendor Training Schedule. The WIC Vendor Group would like to extend an invitation to the Local WIC Providers to attend WIC Vendor Training. Training sessions will be held at the state WIC office in Jefferson City, MO throughout 2006. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend if you would like to learn more about the responsibilities of the retail vendor. A copy of the scheduled training dates and times has been attached. To register, please email your name, your local WIC provider location, and the training date and time to Bridgett.Henderson@health.mo.gov.

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