May 9, 2017 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Changes to Food Items in MOWINS - Effective June 1, 2017
SUBJECT 2: Updated FFRG - Formula Listing - Effective June 1, 2017
SUBJECT 3: Updated Medical Documentation Form (WIC-27)
SUBJECT 4: MOWINS Demographic Screen “How have you heard about WIC?” Updated
SUBJECT 5: wichealth.org April 2017 Newsletter
SUBJECT 6: Health and Nutrition Assessment Handbook (HNAH) - Standard Abbreviations & Meanings Updated

JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers


SUBJECT 1: Changes to Food Items in MOWINS - Effective June 1, 2017. The changes listed below will be implemented in MOWINS:

  1. Ready To Use Formulas (Enfamil Infant and Enfamil Gentlease)
    Mead Johnson Nutritionals will stop shipping two formulas (Enfamil Infant and Gentlease) in the 32 fl. oz. bottle in the middle of May 2017. These formulas will have a new description for the 8 ounce 6-packs shown below in MOWINS, beginning June 1, 2017:

To Be Inactivated

To Be Activated

1 QT/32 OZ ENFAMIL INFANT RTU

6-PACK (8 OZ) ENFAMIL INFANT RTU

1 QT/32 OZ ENFAMIL GENTLEASE RTU

6-PACK (8 OZ) ENFAMIL GENTLEASE RTU

Retailers should be able to honor checks (32 fl. oz. bottles) already issued before May 31, 2017, as long as there is stock available at the Retailer and/or warehouse. If the Retailer is unable to order the formula in the 32 fl. oz. bottle, the participants will need new checks re-issued for the new packaging (6-packs) from the Local Agency.

  1. Description Change

Current:

20 OZ ENFAGROW TODDLER TRANSITIONS PWD

New:

20 OZ ENFAGROW PREMIUM TODDLER TRANSITIONS PWD

  1. Discontinued Formulas

Please share the changes listed above and the updated Food and Formula Reference Guide (FFRG) - Formula Listing (see Subject 2) with your staff. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: Updated FFRG - Formula Listing - Effective June 1, 2017. In addition to the changes indicated in the message above, the FFRG was updated to include the following:

 

Current Approval Authority

New Approval Authority

Calcilo XD

RD and State RD

RD and Nutritionists

Enfaport

RD and State RD

RD and Nutritionists

Similac PM 60/40

RD and State RD

RD and Nutritionists

Super Soluble Duocal

State RD

RD

If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov
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SUBJECT 3: Updated Medical Documentation Form (WIC-27). The Medical Documentation form (WIC-27) was revised. The revised form is located here, in the Nutrition Forms drop-down list. This version of the WIC-27 will not be printed. Please feel free to download and use it as needed. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 4: MOWINS Demographic Screen “How have you heard about WIC?” Updated. The State Agency has updated the Demographic Screen drop down listing for the question, “How have you heard about WIC?” The reporting categories have been separated into broader categories. Refer to the attachment which includes examples that will aid in recording the appropriate response. When this question is asked at certification, selecting the appropriate reply will assist the WIC program with outreach data analysis. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact D'Anne Ward at 1-800-392-8209 or email Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov
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SUBJECT 5: wichealth.org April 2017 Newsletter. Please continue encouraging participants to use wichealth.org as an option for participant nutrition education. A total of 5,366 (5,339 English and 37 Spanish) lessons have been completed by Missouri WIC participants to date for FY 2017. Some recent updates include:

As a reminder, even though it is not mandatory to use wichealth.org, all LAs are required to have staff who can access wichealth.org to provide nutrition education.

Please see the attachment of the wichealth.org April 2017 Newsletter for the latest updates. If you have any questions contact Rose Sipakati by email at rose.sipakati@health.mo.gov or call 800-392-8209.
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SUBJECT 6: Health and Nutrition Assessment Handbook (HNAH) - Standard Abbreviations & Meanings Updated. The Standard Abbreviations & Meanings section located in the Health and Nutrition Assessment Handbook (HNAH) has been updated on the website. This section provides guidance on approved abbreviations and meanings used in the Missouri WIC Program. If you have questions, contact D’Anne Ward at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209.

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA) - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a full-time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA). Responsibilities include determining eligibility of WIC applicants; collecting and documenting height, weight, and hgb data; and providing clerical support. Strong customer service skills required.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 1+ years WIC experience preferred.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 353-5190 x3043
acallico@fchcstl.org

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