June 27, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Fish Issuance for Women
SUBJECT 2: Space Available at all Locations for the Basic and Advanced “Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women Thru the Childbearing Years” Trainings
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: Due to an error in MOWINS, the system has been allowing issuance of fish to some women who should not be receiving it at all or over issuance to women who do receive fish. Fish should only be issued to women receiving Food Package VII (fully breastfeeding, fully breastfeeding multiples, mostly breastfeeding multiples, pregnant with multiples, and pregnant & fully or mostly breastfeeding). Refer to ER# 2.07900 for a description of Food Package VII.

A system change on June 30th will fix this error and prevent future over issuance of fish. This update will not affect current food prescriptions. Local agencies may use the Crystal Report “Inappropriate Fish Issuances” to determine which women, if any, in your agency are being issued fish inappropriately. Please add a corrected food prescription for women on this report. For pregnant women who are mostly breastfeeding an infant, mother’s health information must have “currently breastfeeding infant” checked. When the infant turns one year old, the status must be updated to “currently breastfeeding child over one” to prevent inappropriate fish issuance. Only one type of fish (salmon, sardines, or tuna) may be issued in a month. If you have questions, please contact your assigned Technical Assistance (TA) Nutritionist.

SUBJECT 2: Space Available at all Locations for the Basic and Advanced “Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women Thru the Childbearing Years” Trainings. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker while earning WIC Continuing Education Hours for CPAs and Nutritionists and CPEUs for Registered Dietitians. We highly recommend these trainings for all counseling staff. Please click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Wright at 660-385-2633 or by email at Mark.Wright@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner.Grain: A Contemporary Look at a Classic Staple is a recorded webinar presented by Today’s Dietitian for 1 CEU.

What's old is new again! Grains have played a historically significant role in the diet for thousands of years, yet are some of today's trendiest foods. Ancient grains, in particular, are surging as a new culinary darling. However, many nutrition professionals and consumers are unaware of the unique health benefits, nutrition profiles, and practical applications of individual grains-including classic grains like oats, corn, and wheat and ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth, and sorghum.

This webinar will take an exclusive look at the current menu adoption cycle trends of grains-specifically, which grains are popular and how are they being used. The webinar will also dive into an evidence-based and practical discussion of the health benefits and culinary application of both trending and staple grains. To access the webinar click here.

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serve as a role model for breastfeeding women. To apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.info and click on the “Job Opportunities” link listed in the left column. A cover letter, transcript, and resume must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.