July 15, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Missouri WIC Approved Food List-“What’s New?”
SUBJECT 2: Educational Opportunity: Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals & Communities Online Workshop
SUBJECT 3: Updated WIC and Breastfeeding Resource Request-WIC 8 (07-11-13 version)
SUBJECT 4: Marketing on a Zero Budget Workshop


  1. Missouri WIC Approved Food List-What’s New: A summary of changes between the old food lists and the new food list has been developed. Please share it with all your staff. If you have any suggestions and/or questions for clarification, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  2. Educational Opportunity: Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals & Communities Online Workshop: The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Maternal & Child Health Bureau, Midwest Center for Life-Long Learning in Public Health (MCLPH), and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Nutrition Training Institute (NTI) will present the Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals & Communities online workshop with Jodi Pfarr of Minneapolis, MN. This seminar will be held at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Wild Birch and Maple Conference Rooms at the 930 Wildwood Drive Building in Jefferson City on October 3, 2013 from 8:30am-4:30pm.

    The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop provides both the social service provider and the community member key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Topics include increasing awareness of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success. Please see the attached registration form for details and forward this to anyone you think would benefit from this online session. Space is limited to 40 attendees, so it is important that you register ahead of time.
    If you have any questions, please contact our District TA Nutritionist. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  3. Updated WIC and Breastfeeding Resource Request-WIC 8 (07-11-13 version): The WIC and Breastfeeding Resource Request form (WIC 8) has been updated. Please begin using the attached form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  4. Marketing on a Zero Budget Workshop: The Missouri WIC Association and University of Missouri Extension are sponsoring Marketing on a Zero Budget on October 8th, 2013 from 9-3 at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services.

    The workshop will look at basic marketing concepts and how they can be applied to service marketing for non-profits such as local WIC providers.

    A focus of the workshop will look at how marketing can be accomplished on a very low or zero dollar budget. Information and registration are attached.

    For more information contact Erin Harris at emharris@gocolumbiamo.com. (ONE ATTACHMENT) Submitted by Erin Harris.

 

Attachments:
WIC Foods List - What's New
2013 Bridges Out of Poverty Registration Brochure
WIC-8 WIC Resource Supply Request
Marketing Workshop Brochure