May 27, 2014 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Notification of New Milk Rule Implementation and New Resources Important
SUBJECT 2: Breastfeeding Toolkit
SUBJECT 3: May WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 4: Crystal Reports Updates


  1. Notification of New Milk Rule Implementation and New Resources-Important: Please share the following attached items with your staff. In preparation for the milk changes which will be effective October 1, 2014, we suggest you begin educating your WIC participants now so they gradually become use to the non-fat and 1% milks.

    • Notification Memo - New Milk Rule Implementation and New Resources
    • Milk Change Notification Poster (# 383)
    • Milk Change Notification Handout (#384)
    • Milk Fat Content Comparison Handout (#402)
    • Low Fat Milk Promotion Sticker (#405)

    If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov (FIVE ATTACHMENTS)

  2. Breastfeeding Toolkit: The National Women’s Law Center has developed a toolkit (attached) titled, “New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law.” Click here for more information or contact Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  3. May WIC Invoices: WIC Invoices for May 2014 submitted for payment in the month of June, along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business on Friday, June 6, 2014. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July, 2014. This change in schedule complies with the close of State Fiscal Year 2014 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions please contact Laura Weiler at Laura.Weiler@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

  4. Crystal Reports Updates: New and revised reports were posted to Crystal on May 26, 2014. Please review the table of contents (attached) or at http://health.mo.gov//living/families/wic/wiclwp/data.php. If you have any questions about the new or revised reports, please contact your TA team member. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

Attachments:
Low Fat Milk Implementaion Notification Memo
Resource #1 Low Fat Milk Fat Comparison Nutrition Handout #402
Resource #2 Low Fat Milk Notification Card #384
Resource #3 Milk Notification Poster #383
Resource #4 WIC Low Fat Milk Sticker #405
Breastfeeding Toolkit
Crystal Reports Updates