September 13, 2010 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: 2010 Missouri WIC Conference
SUBJECT 2: Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI) Survey
SUBJECT 3: Message from NWA

2010 WIC Conference

  1. 2010 Missouri WIC Conference: The Missouri WIC Association and the Department of Health and Senior Services WIC Program would like to invite you to join us for the 2010 WIC Conference October 25-27 with the theme of “Work Well, Be Well, and Live Well”.

    Please visit the new Missouri WIC Association website ( and follow the links to register on-line for this event.  Our new site will be fully operational within the next few days with full conference details but the registration feature along with a Capital Plaza Hotel link are now LIVE.  You’ll see that you can now pay electronically on-line if you choose via a secured connection through Eventbrite. 

    Conference Details
    Event Location:              Capital Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City

    Registration Fees:          $225 per person if registered by October 8, 2010 or $250 after with registration closing October -18, 2010.
    *Includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, breaks, evening reception, conference premium and program guide.

    Accommodations:          Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
    *Room rates are $79.00 for single/double occupancy plus 10.22% for state and local taxes.
    *Register on-line via our link or call the hotel directly at 573-635-1234 or toll free at 800-338-8088. Please tell the reservation desk that you are with the Missouri WIC Conference to receive your discounted rate.

    If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Jim Wheaton, MWA President, at 816-404-9745 or

  2. Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI) Survey: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI) has received several inquiries regarding the possibility of providing the PDI as a part-time program.  Currently, the PDI is a full-time program covering 40-41 weeks.  A part-time program would allow the nutritionist to participate in the program part-time while also allowing the nutritionist to continue to work part-time in their local agency.  In order to evaluate and determine what would meet the needs of the nutritionist/intern, and also be possible for the PDI to provide, we are requesting your input through a survey.  Please provide the following survey link to all nutritionists in your agency who have not completed a dietetic internship program ( and ask that they complete the survey by 9/16/2010.  If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Strickland at or 800-392-8209.

Johanns Amendment-13 September 2010