August 8, 2011 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: Mandatory Nutrition Services Documentation Training – Registration Form
SUBJECT 2: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Local Agency Plan (LAP)
SUBJECT 3: Reminder: Fourth Quarter Holiday Office Hours Survey

  1. Mandatory Nutrition Services Documentation Training – Registration Form:  This mandatory face-to-face half day training for Nutrition Coordinators is scheduled this fall at various locations.  Other CPA/Nutritionists are encouraged to also attend the training.  The training will explore tips and tools for helping participants set goals and move toward positive behavior changes.  Topics include transitioning into goal-setting during a counseling session, helping participants identify goals that are meaningful and realistic for their family’s lifestyle, and helping participants build confidence and motivation to start making changes.  In addition, this training will address documentation requirements for nutritional health goals, oral assessment and the care plan.  A maximum of 20 people per site will be allowed in order to better facilitate the sessions.  The training registration form is attached (includes dates, locations and training time).  If you have questions, please contact D’Anne Ward at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209 or 800-392-8209. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  2. Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 Local Agency Plan (LAP):  The federal fiscal year (FFY) 2012 Local Agency Plan (LAP) has been updated by the State WIC office and is now ready to use.  We encountered problems as we developed this year’s LAP that were beyond our control and it took time to solve these problems.  We apologize for the delay.  The LAP is located at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/forms.php, then select WIC LAP.

    If you have problems accessing the LAP you may need to call the ITSD Help Desk at 800-347-0887 to have your password reset.

    To enter data in your LAP for FFY2012, select the agency number from the dropdown list and click on “Access Current WIC LAP” in the center of the page.  The LAP contains some data that you entered for the previous year, so you will need to review and verify all data for FFY2012.  The FFY2012 LAP is due to the WIC state office on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

    Webinars are available to assist you in completing the LAP for your agency.  The webinars are located at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-wic_lap.php.

    If you have questions regarding the completion of the LAP for your agency, please contact a member of your WIC Technical Assistance Team.

  3. Reminder: Fourth Quarter Holiday Office Hours:  We are asking agencies to complete a quick survey (http://webapp03.dhss.mo.gov/snapwebhost/surveylogin.asp?k=131126160366) to determine WIC Help Desk Coverage for the upcoming holidays in October (Columbus Day) and November (Veteran’s Day and day after Thanksgiving).  The survey will be open from Aug 5th through August 31st for completion.  If there are questions, please contact Michelle Nienhuis at Michelle.Nienhuis@health.mo.gov or call 800-392-8209 or 573-751-6244.

Attachments:
Nutrition Services Documentation Training Registration