April 4, 2011 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Breastfeeding Peer Counseling and Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic applications
SUBJECT 2: WIC Help Desk Meetings
SUBJECT 3: KetoCal 3:1 and NeoCate Jr. with Prebiotics 
SUBJECT 4: Shipping Plan – WIC Resources
SUBJECT 5: Updated Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10; Laminated) 
SUBJECT 6: Printed Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10-M)
JOB OPPORTUNITY: NUTRITIONIST–NECAC (WARREN COUNTY)

  1. Breastfeeding Peer Counseling and Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic applications:  The applications for the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program and the Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic will be completed on-line. Information on how to apply will be announced in the WIC Updates in a couple of weeks. In order to use the on-line application, you must complete an ASAP request to have access. Below are the values that need to be selected when completing the ASAP form:
    Area Type:                       HEALTH APPLICATIONS
    Health Area Type:           WIC BF APPLICATION
    Request Type:                  ADD ACCESS
    Role:                                WIC BF APPLICANT
    Other Role/Report Type: Choose appropriate WIC agency
    Comments:                      none
    Effective Date:                current date

    It is recommended that the staff person in your agency that will be responsible for completing these applications to complete the ASAP request as soon as possible, so they will have access when it is time to apply.  If you have any questions please contact, Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or call her at 573-526-4792.

  2. WIC Help Desk Meetings:  The WIC Help Desk staff will have a meeting once a month.  During these meetings, there will be no help desk coverage.  All meetings are held on Fridays from 8:15 am to 10:15 am.  We chose these hours because some local agencies are not open on Fridays and there are not usually many calls.  Although staff will not be available during these hours, feel free to leave a message and all calls will be returned as soon as possible.  The dates for the second quarter of 2011 are April 22nd, May 20th, and June 24th.  The purpose of these meetings is to review processes and procedures in order to provide the highest quality customer service to local agencies and WIC participants.  All dates for help desk meetings will be posted on the WIC Help Desk website.

    If you have questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at 800-554-2544 or
    Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov.

  3. KetoCal 3:1 and NeoCate Jr. with Prebiotics:
    Please note that the monthly maximum allowance has been updated for KetoCal 3:1 and NeoCate Jr. with Prebiotics.

    # Special Formulas for Children Container Size & Packaging Size Yield/Can
    (fl oz)
    Unit Size in MOWINS Monthly Allowance
    17 KetoCal 3:1 11 oz. (6/case) » 71 1 can 12
    20 NeoCate Jr. W/ Prebiotics 
    (Neocate One + -- Discontinued)
    14 oz. (4/case) 8 1 can 14

    Therefore, the Medical Foods (Special Formulas) for Children and Women in the Food and Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) has been updated.  (See Section A.4. on Page 7)

    The updated FFRG will be posted the week of April 11, 2011.
    If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  4. Shipping Plan – WIC Resources:  The State office will be shipping the following items to WIC Coordinators during the month of April, 2011:

    • WIC Income Guidelines – April 1, 2011 Thru March 31, 2012  (Laminated, Salmon)
    • Updated Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10) –  (Laminated,  Yellow)
    • Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 6th Edition, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Counseling Overweight and Obese Children And Teens -  Health Care Reference and Client Education Handouts  - American Dietetic Association

     

    Please share this information with your staff.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  5. Updated Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10; Laminated):  USDA has released the updated Non-Discrimination Statement.  Below is the updated statement:

    “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
    To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

    The State office revised the Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10).   All local WIC providers will receive the laminated WIC 10 (04/11 version; Yellow Color).  Please begin using the updated WIC 10 as soon as it is received.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

  6. Printed Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities (WIC 10-M): English and Spanish versions of WIC-10-M (Back Up) will be available at the DHSS warehouse by April 30, 2011.  Local WIC providers are allowed to use the 06/10 version of forms until it is depleted.  Please order forms as needed.  The WIC 10-M form is being translated into 14 languages and will be posted on the WIC website.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.


WIC Positions

JOB OPPORTUNITY: WIC NUTRITIONIST–NECAC (WARREN COUNTY)

North East Community Action Corporation has an immediate opening for a WIC Nutritionist.  This part-time position will be a minimum of 3 days per week in our Warrenton clinic, additional hours maybe available on occasion in our O’Fallon clinic.  The minimum education requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, nutrition, foods, home economics or a closely related field or completion of an undergraduate curriculum accredited or approved by the American Dietetic Association.  For more information please contact the WIC Coordinator, Michelle Walch, at 636-456-2933 or walchm@lpha.mopublic.org

 

Attachments:
Food and Formula Reference Guide (3.21.11)