September 14, 2015 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: UPDATE ON OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER MOWINS CHANGES
SUBJECT 2: MORE INFORMATION ON INFANT FRUIT & VEGETABLE FOODS - SINGLE JARS AND TWIN PACKS OCTOBER 1, 2015
SUBJECT 3: REMINDER: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA NATIONAL MATERNAL NUTRITION INTENSIVE COURSE SEMINAR TELECAST
SUBJECT 4: WIC RESOURCES - UPDATE

JOB OPENING: WIC BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR - ST. CHARLES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT 1: Update on October/November/December MOWINS Changes: In August we had a message in the WIC Weekly Update about changes that will be taking place in October, November and December. We have updated this message (please see the attachment); the yellow highlighted information was added.

We want to stagger the download for the November MOWINS release. We ask that one person from each agency respond to a short survey so we will know your plans for downloading the updates. MOWINS will be available starting at Noon on Sunday, November 1 for agencies that have a Monday clinic. We ask that agencies that do not have a Monday clinic download the updates on Tuesday, November 3 or later in the week. Spreading out the downloads should make for a smoother release.

So that we know who will download this release on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday (November 1, 2, 3 or 4), here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5ZH6QGD
Please complete the survey by October 1, 2015.

We now have the dates and times for the webinars that were mentioned in the WIC Update of August 24:

If you have questions, please contact the Melissa Seaver. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 2: More Information on Infant Fruit & Vegetable Foods - Single Jars and Twin Packs October 1, 2015. Please note the following items related to issuing infant fruits & vegetable foods to infants (6-11 months):

Allowed:

WIC certifiers are allowed to issue infant fruits & vegetable in single jars or twin packs by revising the default food package II.

Not Allowed:

Local WIC providers are not allowed to issue a combination of infant fruit & vegetable in single jars and twin packs.

Please share the attached items with all of your staff:

“What WIC Certifiers Can Do” - Issuing Default Food Package to Infants, Children and Women

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

SUBJECT 3: REMINDER: University of Minnesota National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course Seminar Telecast. Nutrition Education Opportunity: WIC Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists, and Public Health Nurses who serve pre-conceptual, pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding women will want to take advantage of this full two-day National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course Seminar shown on September 24-25 and again on October 15-16, 2015 in Jefferson City. This year's continuing education program focuses on Dietary Guidelines, Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Lactation, Promoting Breastfeeding Among Obese Women, Environmental and Policy Approaches to Breastfeeding Promotion and Support, Depression and Physical Activity in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Fetal Origins of Disease, Choline Supplementation in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Nutrient Contents of Infant and Toddler Foods, Early Infant Feeding Influences on the Infant Microbiome, and Food Allergies. This training is presented by the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and will be shown by the WICNS Nutrition Training Institute. Space is limited to 30 participants. Registrants will have the option to register for only one day of either of the two sessions provided. You may register for the training here.

SUBJECT 4: WIC Resources - Update. The following items are available to order using the attached WIC Resource Request (WIC 8) form:

The updated WIC 8 form is also available from the WIC website. If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)


WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website https://hr.sccmo.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr Faxed, e-mailed or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at eobirek@sccmo.org

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