December 29, 2008 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Help Desk Coverage on Holidays
SUBJECT 2: January 2009 Holidays
SUBJECT 3: Formula Approvals January 12, 2009

  1. Help Desk Coverage on Holidays:  An email was sent to all WIC coordinators and nutrition coordinators asking them to provide information on whether their agency will be open or closed on 2009 State Holidays.  This information is vital to our planning for help desk coverage.  Please complete the form and return it by email to Barbara Myers at or by fax to 573-526-1470 by January 7. 

  2. January 2009 Holidays:  The State WIC Office will be closed and there will be no MOWINS/HANDS Help Desk coverage on New Year’s Day, January 1 and January 19, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The State WIC Office will also be closed on Governor Inauguration Day, January 12, 2009 but there will be one person answering calls on the MOWINS/HANDS Help Desk from 8:00-5:00.

    If you have questions contact Mark Davis at or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209.

  3. Formula Approvals January 12, 2009:  Many State WIC nutritionists who normally approve formula that require state approval will not be in the office due to the Jefferson City WIC office being closed on Monday, January 12, 2009.  On this day the LWP Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian (RD) has permission to approve the formula for 1 month only; in cases where the LWP does not have a nutritionist or RD on staff, the CPA may then approve the formula for 1 month only.  On Tuesday, January 13th, they should follow up with Michele Bailey by phone call at 800-392-8209 or e-mail

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