May 1, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 2: FFY 2018 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training
SUBJECT 3: REMINDER - Maximizing Nutrition During the WIC Lifecycle Training Registration
SUBJECT 4: REMINDER - Counseling for Postpartum Depression Training Registration
SUBJECT 5: Mandatory Revision 15 Nutrition Risk Factors Training - Save the Date
SUBJECT 6: Changes to WIC Approved Cold Cereals - Great Value Brand

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department


SUBJECT 1: WIC Invoices. WIC invoices for May 2017 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Thursday, June 8, 2017. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2017. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2017 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

SUBJECT 2: FFY 2018 WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training. LAP training will be conducted June 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2017 at the Department of Health 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 May 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hatton at Susan.Hatton@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7706.

SUBJECT 3: REMINDER - Maximizing Nutrition During the WIC Lifecycle Training Registration. Don’t forget to register for the “Maximizing Nutrition During the WIC Lifecycle Training” with Jennifer Bean which will be held at three locations throughout Missouri from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on:

WIC nurses, nutritionists and dietitians will learn how changes in anatomy, physiology, and body composition affect nutrient needs during infancy, early childhood, and pregnancy. They will also recognize areas, for each of these stages, where population-based nutrient intake is inappropriate compared to estimated nutrient need, along with viewing a food intake pattern that would accommodate appropriate nutrient intake for each of those life stages. Click here to register online. Confirmation with directions to the training site will be emailed once you have completed the registration process. Please contact Michele Bailey at (573) 751-6481 or by email at Michele.Bailey@health.mo.gov with questions about the training. Please see the attached brochure for more information on the training. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 4: REMINDER - Counseling for Postpartum Depression Training Registration. Remember to register for the Counseling for Postpartum Depression training with Sally Riley and Jane McKinney. The training is open to anyone including local WIC agency staff, home visiting nurses and other healthcare providers. These live seminars will be held at 5 locations throughout Missouri; registration opens at 9:00 am and training is from

Registration begins at 9:00 am, and training is from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Click here to register online. Confirmation will be emailed after you have completed the registration process. Please contact Michele Bailey at (573) 751-6481 or by email at Michele.Bailey@health.mo.gov with questions about the training. Please see the attached brochure for more information on the training. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBEJCT 5: Mandatory Revision 15 Nutrition Risk Factors Training - Save the Date. This training via conference call will provide attendees with an overview of the USDA Risk Factor changes that will be implemented October 1, 2017. A CPA/nutritionist from each agency is required to participate in at least one session. Other certifying staff is encouraged to attend. The purpose of this training is to cover the following topics:

Training dates and times are listed below. Registration is not required to participate in the training. The conference call number will be posted in the WIC Updates at a later date.

Dates

Week Day

Session 1

Session 2

August 24th

Thursday

10:30 - 11:30 am

1:30 - 2:30 pm

August 30th

Wednesday

10:30 - 11:30 am

1:30 - 2:30 pm

If you have questions, contact D’Anne Ward at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209.

SUBJECT 6: Changes to WIC Approved Cold Cereals - Great Value Brand. Great Value cold cereals have new packaging and names as indicated below:

Package Design Change Only

Bran Flakes

Corn Flakes

Frosted Shredded Wheat

Package Design and Name Changes

Former/Current Name

New Name

Toasted Corn

Corn Squares

Toasted Multigrain Spins

Multi Grain O’s

Toasted Rice

Rice Squares

Toasted Wheat

Wheat Squares

Toasted Whole-Grain Oat Spins

O’s Oat Cereal

Please share the attached flyer with your staff and participants. For any questions regarding changes above, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov
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WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department. The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. IBCLC would be preferred. WIC experience preferred but not required. For the complete list of essential duties visit http://www.taneycohealth.org (Employment Opportunities).

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics - including or supplemented by at least one course in Diet Therapy I and II, and one course in Community Nutrition or Nutrition In Life Cycle/Life Cycle Nutrition.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health and dental insurance.

Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:
Taney County Health Department
320 Rinehart Rd
Branson, MO 65616
Attn: HR Department

Or, email to:
tiffany.stevens@lpha.mo.gov

For essential duties and job application visit http://www.taneycohealth.org

The Taney County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws.

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