March 7, 2005 WIC Update

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SUBJECT: E-mail From State WIC Office Week of March 7 - 11.

  1. National WIC Association (NWA) Annual Conference, St. Louis, May 22-25, 2005 - Early Conference Registration cut-off date is April 1, 2005.  If your agency is planning to join the 1,000 federal, state and local WIC professionals at this upcoming national meeting in St. Louis, register early and save. Attached is the final conference program and registration form. You can fax in your registration forms or register on-line through the conference website at www.nwa2005.com. A detail program which lists 28 workshop topics and speakers can also be accessed from this web site, click on "program" on the left tool bar. Contact Annie Siu-Norman, conference coordinator, at siunoa@health.mo.gov or call her at 573-751-6204 if you have questions.
  2. Due to low customer demand, Malt-O-Meal will be discontinuing the Big Bowl Instant Oatmeal item. The product will be phased off of supermarket shelves within the next 90 days. This is an item that is on the WIC Approved List. Please instruct your WIC participants regarding the removal of this product from the food list. This information just came to the State WIC office on March 2, 2005. 

    Have a great week.
    Phyllis