May 31, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Registration Deadline Approaching for the FFY 2017 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training
SUBJECT 2: Registration Open for Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women Thru the Childbearing Years Training
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO)
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department

SUBJECT 1: Registration Deadline Approaching for the FFY 2017 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training. LAP training will be conducted June 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2016 at the Department of Health’s ITSD Training Room, located at 920 Wildwood Dr., Jefferson City. This one-day training is optional, but is strongly recommended for new LAP users and those who would like a refresher. Click here for more information and to register for the training. The deadline to register is June 6, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl West at Cheryl.Lynn.West@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7706

SUBJECT 2: Registration Open for Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Women Thru the Childbearing Years Training. Online registration is open for the Basic and Advanced Trainings. Please click here to register. The Basic Training is not a prerequisite for the Advanced Training and you may register for both. The Basic Training will focus on how anatomical and physiological changes during infancy, childhood, and pregnancy affect nutrient needs and food intake patterns that meet these needs. The Advanced Training will focus on specific nutrition related issues that are frequently encountered in the same population and by limiting the number of topics will be able to examine each in more detail. While there may be a small degree of overlap in the trainings, the material will not be the same. Both trainings are recommended for CPAs, nutritionists, and RDs. 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
Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA): 1 CEU by USDA WIC Works
There are 3 modules that make up the content for the course: Introduction to VENA, Critical Thinking and A Health Outcome Based Assessment.

The Introduction to VENA will provide an overview of VENA, describe the WIC nutrition services process, and explain the anticipated results of incorporating VENA for staff members and participants, and how to achieve these results. Critical Thinking will be described and to how to apply critical thinking skills in a WIC nutrition assessment. A Health Outcome-Based Assessment will describe the health outcome-based approach to a WIC nutrition assessment and show how protective factors or health determinants help to achieve a desired health outcome. Click here to register.

 


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO). Crescent Clinic WIC has an opening for a Nutritionist/Dietitian for the WIC program 35 hours per week. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition & breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics, or closely related field, with at least 15 semester hours in Human Nutrition including courses in Diet Therapy and Community Nutrition. WIC experience preferred but not required. Certification as a Registered Dietitian is not required. This position is open until filled. Please fax resume and cover letter to 816-763-1488 or email to Christine.Wright@lpha.mo.gov. May also apply in person. WIC is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: 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. The Nutritionist will also provide nutrition and breastfeeding counseling for the program participants. No supervisory responsibilities and limited budgetary responsibilities. 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, click here and to apply online visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. A transcript, cover letter, and resume must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.