April 27, 2015 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: MANDATORY NUTRITION PHASE III FINAL FOOD RULE TRAINING
SUBJECT 2: SINGLE USER PERSONAL ELECTRIC BREAST PUMPS
SUBJECT 3: YOGURT NUTRITION EDUCATION HANDOUT & WIC CERTIFIER
SUBJECT 4: NUTRIENT INFORMATION: MILK AND MILK SUBSTITUTES
SUBJECT 5: LOW FAT MILK NUTRITION EDUCATION RESOURCES FROM MIDWEST DAIRY COUNCIL
SUBJECT 6: LEARNING DYNAMICS WIC TIPS - APRIL 2015
SUBJECT 7: MOWINS E-LEARNING TRAININGS
SUBJECT 8: CEU CORNER

JOB OPENING: PART-TIME WIC REGISTERED DIETITIAN/NUTRITIONIST - PIKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: NUTRITIONIST - CITY OF ST. JOSEPH HEALTH DEPARTMENT
JOB OPENING: WIC NUTRITIONIST - BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT 1: Mandatory Nutrition Phase III Final Food Rule Training. This training via conference call will provide attendees with an overview of the phase III final food rule changes that will be implemented August 3, 2015. A CPA/Nutritionist from each agency is required to participate. Other counseling staff is encouraged to attend. The purpose of this training is to cover the following topics:

Training dates and times are listed below. Registration is not required to participate in the training. Phone lines are limited and we encourage staff from the same agency to use one conference call/line.

Dates

Week Day

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

July 13th

Monday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

July 16th

Thursday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

July 17th

Friday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

July 21st

Tuesday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

July 22nd

Wednesday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

July 23rd

Thursday

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 12 noon

1:00 - 2:30 pm

The conference call number will be posted in the WIC Weekly Updates at a later date. If you have questions, contact D’Anne Ward at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209

SUBJECT 2: Single User Personal Electric Breast Pumps. The state WIC office is receiving reports that WIC participants are selling or giving away their Single User Personal Double Electric Breast Pumps after they are done using them. Please remember when you give a WIC participant this pump that they understand that it is not to be given or sold to others. This pump is an open system, which poses a health risk for both mother and baby when shared. Also, this pump has a limited life expectancy and after long term use can slowly lose suction, which could result in a potential decrease in milk supply. Please emphasize this information with the WIC participant when you go over the Single User Personal Electric Breast Pump Agreement/Questionnaire (attached) and tell them when they are done using the pump they need to dispose of it. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Mertzlufft at Kathy.Mertzlufft@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4792. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 3: Yogurt Nutrition Education Handout & WIC Certifier. The State WIC Office is pleased to announce the following:

If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.tagami@health.mo.gov. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

SUBJECT 4: Nutrient Information: Milk and Milk Substitutes. The State WIC office has updated the Nutrient Information: Milk and Milk Substitutes section of the Food & Formula Reference Guide (Page 20). As shown in the attached table, the WIC approved soymilk contains Calcium (300 mg), Vitamin A (500 IU), and Vitamin D (100 IU) that are the equivalent to those of cow’s milk. However, WIC approved tofu does not contain those nutrients above that are equivalent to cow’s milk and WIC approved soymilk.

Soymilk and tofu can be offered to children and women who are not able to consume milk for conditions not limited to milk allergy, lactose intolerance, vegan diets, and cultural preferences. Please see the policies (ER 2.07800 and 2.07900) for issuing soymilk and tofu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 5: Low Fat Milk Nutrition Education Resources from Midwest Dairy Council. Please click this link and go to the form on the left side of the page. Please provide your information including shipping address and email address. In return, you will receive the selected free nutrition education materials (as supplies last) and a monthly Health and Wellness E-Newsletter. The deadline to register for free nutrition education material is: May 1, 2015
If you have question, please contact Jessica Mackey, MPH, RD, CSP, LD, Midwest Dairy Council. (Contact Information: Phone: (314) 394-1605 jmackey@midwestdairy.com)

SUBJECT 6: Learning Dynamics WIC Tips - April 2015. Attached is the latest issue of “Customer Service Notes for WIC.” This issue provides techniques for communicating with non-English speaking participants. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 7: MOWINS e-Learning Trainings. The MOWINS e-Learning Training Sessions are currently in the process of being updated to reflect changes to screens due to new releases. The MOWINS Annual Security Training and Session 1 Modules 1- 4 have been updated so far.
Please visit the MOWINS Training Sessions webpage, http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/mowins/mowinstrngsessionsregistration.php, to view the updated webinars.
If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Bennett at Natasha.Bennett@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6244 or 800-392-8209

SUBJECT 8: CEU Corner. This section will have Continuing Education Opportunities posted for WIC staff:

Join the live webinar “Supermarket Nutrition: Promoting Health through Shopper Engagement” on Wednesday May 27th from 1:00 -2:00 pm at https://ce.todaysdietitian.com/supermarketnutrition. This session will cover customer engagement and how it promotes healthful purchasing decisions. Viewers will also learn customer engagement strategies and identify opportunities to implement them

 


WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: Part-Time WIC Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist - Pike County Health Department. The Pike County Health Department is accepting applications for a part time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in the WIC Program. This position is responsible for planning and implementation of the nutritional components of the local WIC Program as well as providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. WIC experience and training in advanced lactation preferred. Submit resumes to Jennifer Eisenhower, eisenj@lpha.mopublic.org, Pike County Health Department, 1 Health Care Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334

JOB OPENING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department. This position assists with administering the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program while following the policies and procedures established by the federal and state government and participates in the development and implementation of nutritional counseling and education for the local WIC Nutrition Program. No supervisory responsibilities, limited budgetary responsibilities, and coordinates nutrition and breastfeeding services provided to participants in the WIC Program. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition related field with at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition. College/university program must be American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved. For more information, and to apply on-line, visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. Transcript, Cover Letter, and Resume must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer

JOB OPENING: WIC Nutritionist - Butler County Health Department. Primary responsibility of this position will be to conduct nutrition assessments, assign risk factors and provide appropriate nutrition and breastfeeding education to all participants according to the state WIC program policies and procedures. The ideal candidate must be dependable, highly self-motivated, and work well in a team atmosphere. This position is 32 to 40 hours per week. Position starts June 15, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program, including at least one course in Diet Therapy I & II and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in life cycle/life cycle nutrition.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Applications available at www.ButlerCountyHealth.org

Submit resume or application to: Butler County Health Department, Attention: Human Resources Coordinator, 1619 North Main, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

Submission Deadline: May 12, 2015
An equal opportunity employer. Service provided on a nondiscriminatory basis

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