March 1, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Business Case for Breastfeeding Conference
SUBJECT 2: Microcuvettes & Analyzers
SUBJECT 3: Translated Versions of the Missouri WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas
SUBJECT 4: Updated WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request Form (WIC 7)

  1. Business Case for Breastfeeding Conference:  Pettis County WIC is hosting “The Business Case for Breastfeeding” on Monday, July 12, 2010 in Sedalia.  This conference covers how to present the “business case” for breastfeeding to employers, including understanding employer barriers to providing breastfeeding support, “business” messages that resonate, and creative outreach strategies.  If interested in attending, please complete the attached registration form and fax to Pettis County WIC at 660-827-1141.  If you have any questions please contact Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792.

  2. Microcuvettes & Analyzers:  It is time to order microcuvettes by completing the survey.  Please follow the instructions below to assure your agency receives your supply of microcuvettes and analyzers.
    • Microcuvette Survey- Please complete and return the attached survey via e-mail to WICOperations@health.mo.gov by March 12, 2010.  This will assure no interruption in the supply of microcuvettes.
    • Microcuvette Order- The information from the survey will be used to identify the current supply on hand at each agency and to estimate the needs of each agency for the next six months.  The microcuvette order will be shipped directly to your agency.
    • Analyzers- Analyzers are also available to agencies by completing the request and justification.  Tell us why you need the analyzer: replace current analyzer; expand services at another room/satellite site, more efficient work flow, other: explain.

    Local WIC Provider Confirmation:  When you receive the order please do the following:

    1. Verify the number of microcuvettes received with the number listed on the packing slip.
    2. If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip.
    3. Fax the packing slip to Leslie Worrell at the State WIC Office within one (1) week of receiving the shipment.  The fax number is (573) 526-1470.  Confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the State WIC Office to pay for the microcuvettes.  Confirmation by e-mail will not be accepted.
    4. If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Leslie Worrell at (573) 526-4622.  Thank you for your cooperation.
  3. Translated Versions of the Missouri WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas (Printable Version):  The Missouri WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas brochure has been translated into 11 languages (Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Hmong).  They are available in a letter size (8.5” x 11”).  Please make copies of the attached as needed.  If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  4. Updated WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request Form (WIC 7):  Attached is the WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request Form (WIC 7). Please begin using the updated form effective March 1, 2010.  If you have any suggestions and/or questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

Attachments:
Business Case for BF Brochure
Microcuvette Survey - February 2010
WIC-7 LWP Supply Request
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Arabic
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Bosnian
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Chinese
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - English
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Farsi
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Hmong
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Korean
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Russian
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Somali
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Spanish
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Ukrainian
WIC Approved Breads and Tortillas - Vietnamese