July 8, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Public Comment Invited on 2014 WIC State Plan
SUBJECT 2: REMINDER: WIC Help Desk Meeting
SUBJECT 3: Updated Shipping Plan - New Nutrition Assessment Forms (WIC 35, WIC 36, WIC 37)


  1. Public Comment Invited on 2014 WIC State Plan: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is soliciting public comment on the proposed Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program FFY 2014 State Plan, which covers the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014. The State Plan describes the State agency's objectives and procedures for all aspects of WIC Program administration for the 2014 federal fiscal year. The State Plan is located at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/stateplan2014.php. All public comments are welcome and should be directed to the attention of Susan.White@health.mo.gov via email, fax 573-526-1470 or mail to Susan White, WIC and Nutrition Services, P.O. Box 570, 930 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570. Comments will be included in the final copy of the plan which will be submitted to the US Department of Agriculture. All comments are due to the Department of Health and Senior Services by July 12, 2013 to allow time for incorporation into the final document.

  2. REMINDER: WIC Help Desk Meeting: This is a reminder that there will be no WIC Help Desk coverage on Friday, July 19, 2013, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. 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 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.

    In our ongoing efforts to better our customer service please remember to complete the WIC Help Desk Customer Service Survey regarding your experience after contacting the WIC Help Desk. The survey can be located here and should take approximately 3 minutes to complete. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! If you have questions, please contact Melissa Seaver at 800-554-2544 or Melissa.Seaver@health.mo.gov.

    3. Updated Shipping Plan-New Nutrition Assessment Forms (WIC 35, WIC 36, WIC 37): All local WIC providers should receive the following new WIC forms by July 17, 2013:

      • Nutrition Assessment Form - Infants (WIC 37 EN/SP, Bilingual) - Effective Date: July 22, 2013
      • Nutrition Assessment Form - Children (WIC 35 EN/SP, Bilingual) - Effective Date: July 22, 2013
      • Nutrition Assessment Form - Women (WIC 36 EN/SP, Bilingual) - Effective Date: July 22, 2013


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.