November 21, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: State Breastfeeding Coordinator - Central WIC Office
SUBJECT 2: FFY 2016 End-Of-Year Invoicing Due December 9, 2016
SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Andrew County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Pemiscot County Health Center

 

SUBJECT 1: State Breastfeeding Coordinator - Central WIC Office. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services, currently has an opening for a Nutrition Specialist that will function as the State Breastfeeding Coordinator. This position is located in the Central WIC Office in Jefferson City. Please see the attached “position blurb” for additional information. Interested individuals must be eligible for the job classification of Nutrition Specialist within the Missouri Merit System. Please submit an application and resume to Dora Crawford at dora.crawford@health.mo.gov by close of business on November 30, 2016. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 2: FFY 2016 End-Of-Year Invoicing Due December 9, 2016. The deadline for submission of FFY (Federal Fiscal Year) 2016 end-of-year invoices is Friday, December 9, 2016. Expenses must have been incurred prior to October 1, 2016 to qualify for the FFY 2016 funding year. The grant year will close at the end of December and payments beyond this date are not possible. SUPPLEMENTAL Invoices due 12-09-2016 - ABSOLUTE DEADLINE

Please contact your District Technical Assistance staff if you need assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at 573-526-7901, 800-392-8209, or Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner.
Consumer Insights on Dairy's Role in Clean & Clear Labeling
The Midwest Dairy Council invites you to join experts from FleishmanHillard as they summarize recent survey responses that showcase consumers’ perceptions about how dairy foods fit into the growing clean and clear labeling trend and how this impacts dairy purchases. This live webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., will also share information on topics including the growth of the clean labeling trend in both the food processing and foodservice industries, consumer understanding of core dairy nutrition and lactose intolerance messages and impact on purchase, and knowledge of nutritional and clean/clear differences between dairy products and dairy alternatives.

Infant Formula Stretching: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Addressing the Critical Needs of Food-Insecure Families
The North American Center for Continuing Medical Education presents Virginia A. Stallings, MD and Megan Oberle, MD in a recorded webinar designed to inform viewers about appropriate screening tools used to identify families of infants at risk of formula-stretching practices that may result from food-insecurities. It will also discuss enforced regulations and clinical evidence that support the safety, tolerability, and nutritional comparability of all FDA approved infant formulas, and translate clinical evidence of infant formula switching to effective patient education, addressing family concerns of nutritional value, safety, tolerability, and affordability.


WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Andrew County Health Department. The Andrew County Health Department is accepting applications for a part-time (16-20 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information, breast pump management, and support to new mothers by helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. Applications are available at 106 North 5th St. and www.andrewcountyhealth.com
Completed applications or resumes can be mailed to PO Box 271, Savannah, MO 64485 or emailed to AndrewH@andrewcountyhealth.com by November 22, 2016. For additional information, please contact Andrew Hoffman at 816-324-3139.

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Pemiscot County Health Center. Pemiscot County Health Center is accepting applications for a part-time (20 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. For additional information, please contact Gerri Smith at 573-359-1656 or gsmith@pemiscothealth.com

Attachments:
State Breastefeeding Coordinator