August 28, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: WIC Developmental Milestones Program - Enrollment Now Open
SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: WIC Developmental Milestones Program - Enrollment Now Open. The WIC Developmental Milestones Program uses a set of checklists and family-friendly wall and floor graphics to increase parents’ awareness of developmental milestones and to promote the early identification of potential developmental delay. If a checklist shows that a child is not meeting his or her developmental milestones, the child is referred to their health care provider for follow-up. The staff training video explains how the checklists can be utilized with nutrition education, referrals, and participant centered counseling.

Missouri WIC was highlighted in a recent newsletter from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. The publication is distributed to pediatricians, psychologists, researchers, and other early childhood professionals nationwide. The article explains how Missouri local agencies worked hand-in-hand with the University of Missouri to design the WIC Developmental Milestones Program and to measure its positive impact on families and WIC staff.

Enrollment for the WIC Developmental Milestones Program is now open. The online application, introductory and training videos, and other information are easily accessible on the WIC Developmental Milestones website. For questions, please contact Bridgette Delgman-Yawberry at Bridgette.Delgman-Yawberry@health.mo.gov or 314-877-0205.

SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner.
Diets: Fad or Fact
Diets: Fad or Fact is a live webinar in the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Nutrition Decisions webinar series.  The presenter, Dr. Dunn, will discuss the Whole 30, Gluten Free, Paleo, Clean Eating, Detox, Low Carb,and Mediterranean dietson September 8th at 11:00 a.m. CDT.

Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets
Eating the Mediterranean way is not only healthy and decreases the risk of many chronic diseases; it is also delicious and satisfying. Foods that you once thought of as unhealthy, including nuts, olive oil, olives, and whole grains, become an everyday part of your diet. The fifth webinar in the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Nutrition Decisions Mini-Series, Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets provides simple steps to reducing sugar by eating the “Med Way” and making easy changes to the foods you eat.

Research Update on the DASH Dietary Pattern
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary eating pattern emphasizes low-fat and non-fat dairy foods, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and is one of the most widely prescribed dietary modifications for reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk. In the “Research Update on the DASH Dietary Pattern” webinar, Ronald Krauss, Becky Schaffer, and the Midwest Dairy Council list the major components of the DASH Diet, describe the two principle forms of LDL particles and their relationships with cardiovascular disease risk, compare the effects on blood pressure and lipids in individuals on the standard DASH diet vs. the DASH diet in which full fat dairy products replace non- and low-fat dairy, and translate the DASH diet into real-life situations for dietitians and other health professionals.


WIC Positions

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 participants.  No supervisory responsibilities; limited budgetary responsibilities.  Minimum qualifications include:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a nutrition related field with at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in Diet Therapy and one course in Community Nutrition.  For more information, 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.