December 18, 2006 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1:Technical Assistance Contact for HemoCue
SUBJECT 2: Mandatory March WIC Program Updates Training
SUBJECT 3: Ross Product Change:  Glass Bottle (4-ounce) to Plastic Bottle (2-ounce)
SUBJECT 4: Revised Nutrition Education Report Form (WIC 49)

  1. Technical Assistance Contact for HemoCue:  We have had some inquiries from local WIC providers on whom to contact at HemoCue for technical assistance on questions and problems with the HemoCue analyzer.  We have contacted HemoCue who has provided the following telephone number: 1-800-426-7256.  Amanda, Victor, Josie and Vincent are available for your technical assistance questions.  These staff can answer questions on issues such as power cord problems and general problems with the analyzers or make the appropriate connections to someone who can address a more complicated problem.  Please contact Crystal Collins at Crystal.Collins@health.mo.gov with questions.
  2. Mandatory March WIC Program Updates Training:  The one-day sessions will provide attendees with updated program information and clarification regarding new program issues. The training will be delivered on-site at several locations and dates throughout the state.Training locations are listed below.

    Agenda items include:  USDA 3-digit risk factor codes, USDA Revision 8 Dietary Risk Factors, Nutrition Assessment, HANDS Nutrition Assessment Screens and Data Mart.

    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Locations and Dates:
    March 13, 2007 - Wild Pine Conference Room, 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City
    March 15, 2007- West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street, West Plains
    March 16, 2007 - Library Station, 2535 N Kansas Expressway, Springfield
    March 20, 2007 - Northwest District Office, 3717 Whitney Ave., Independence
    March 21, 2007 - St. Joseph/Buchanan Conference Room, 904 South 10th St., St. Joseph
    March 22, 2007 - Northeastern District Office, 708 Patton, Macon
    March 27, 2007- Location to be determined at a later date, St. Louis
    March 28, 2007 - Southeastern District, 2875 James Blvd., Poplar Bluff
    March 30, 2007 - WIC Nutrition Training Room, 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City

    Please review agenda items to determine appropriate staff to attend. At a minimum the Nutrition Coordinator from each agency must attend the training. The registration form is attached. Fax the registration form as instructed to the State WIC office by Wednesday, February 28, 2007.; Please register using the attached form only.

    If you have any questions please contact D'Anne Ward, Nutrition Trainer, at the State WIC office at (800) 392-8209 or by e-mail at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov.
  1. Ross Product Change: Glass Bottle (4-ounce) to Plastic Bottle (2-ounce):  Ross Products has been phasing out all 4-ounce glass products currently available at retail stores and replacing them with 2-ounce plastic bottles.  Please see the attached sheet.  When issuing Ross products in 2-ounce plastic bottles, please use an OTH food package with sequence 5 (two cases per check 1-4 and cereal/juices on the 5th check) and a food item code (060) until you receive new food package codes.  Please issue 8 cases per month.  Please DO NOT issue any more than two cases per check.  If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.
  2. Revised Nutrition Education Report Form (WIC 49):  Attached is the revised Nutrition Education Report Form (WIC 49) and is available at the DHSS warehouse.  Please order the WIC 49 form as needed.  If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

Attachments:
Training Registration Form rev
Ross Change Plastic Bottle
WIC 49 Form 12-13-06