January 17, 2012 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Online Pediatric Nutrition Course – Education Opportunity
SUBJECT 2: WIC Approved Food List Survey:
SUBJECT 3: Nestlé Pediatric Products– Container Change
SUBJECT 4: Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Product Changes - Enfamil A.R. and Enfaport

  1. Online Pediatric Nutrition Course:  The Nutrition Services Branch of North Carolina in collaboration with UNC–Chapel Hill is pleased to announce that Module 1: Nutrition Assessment of the Pediatric Nutrition Course (PNC) will be offered in 2012.  This is an online, faculty guided, self-paced course of about 30 hours to be completed between February 14, 2012 and April 20, 2012.  The goal of this course is to provide nutritionists with the knowledge and skills needed to improve the nutritional health of the pediatric population.  Module 1 is designed to improve knowledge and skills specifically in the area of nutrition assessment.  It is ideal for new employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to pediatrics and those who want to broaden their pediatric knowledge base.
    Module 1 Pediatric Nutrition Assessment consists of the following six topics:

    • Unit 1: Anthropometrics
    • Unit 2: Biochemical
    • Unit 3: Clinical
    • Unit 4: Food and Nutrition History
    • Unit 5: Ecosocial Factors
    • Unit 6: Psychosocial Factors

    Module 1 of the PNC is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration–Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for 19 CPEUs - Level 1.  Continuing education units will also be awarded from the Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Fees
    The course fee for North Carolina public health nutrition personnel is $50; it is $100 for all other participants residing outside of North Carolina.

    An orientation conference call/webinar will be scheduled with registered students prior to the first week of the course to provide an overview and demonstration of the online module.  Complete your application early.  Enrollment is limited and participants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    To apply, go to
    http://www.sph.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9782&Itemid=9480

  2. WIC Approved Food List Survey:  During the week of January 16, 2012, local WIC Coordinators will receive the WIC Approved Food List Survey.  The information obtained through this survey will be used for developing the next Missouri WIC food list(s)–Effective October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2015.  It is important to complete this survey by February 10, 2012.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  3. Nestlé Pediatric Products–Container Change:  Packaging for the following products will be changing from the can to a new container (BPA-Free):
    • Boost
    • Peptamen Jr.
    • Peptamen Jr. With Prebio
    • Peptamen Jr. 1.5
    • Nutren Jr.
    • Nutren Jr. with Fiber
    • Compleat Pediatric

    Please notify your staff and participants regarding the packaging changes.  Some participants may purchase/receive these products in the new container in January/February, 2012.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  4. Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Product Changes-Enfamil A.R. and Enfaport:  The following are upcoming changes to MJN products:

    • Enfamil A.R. --- Reformulated

    “Natural Defense Dual Prebiotics Blend” will be added in Enfamil A.R.  It is the same prebiotic blend that is currently in Enfamil PREMIUM Infant which supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system for digestive health.  It is expected that the reformulated Enfamil A.R. will be at WIC grocery stores in Missouri in February/March, 2012. 

    • Enfaport --- Label and Name Changes

    The name was changed from “Enfaport LIPIL” to “Enfaport” in late December, 2011; however, it still contains DHA and ARA.

    Please notify your staff and participants regarding the changes.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.