November 3, 2014 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: New State WIC Contact
SUBJECT 2: Mandatory Nutrition Update Training - Registration Open

SUBJECT 1: New State WIC Contact. The State WIC Office is happy to introduce Laura Thompson as the new HPR II in Operations. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Columbia College where she also worked as an Academic Advisor. Laura is the new point of contact for the online invoicing system questions or payment inquiries, and is looking forward to assisting the LWP staff. Her phone number is 573-526-7901, and email address is

SUBJECT 2: Mandatory Nutrition Update Training - Registration Open. As was stated in the October 7 WIC Update, the USDA recently conducted a Management Evaluation of Missouri WIC. The WIC State Office is holding two trainings to provide guidance on the Nutrition and Administrative findings. The Nutrition Update Trainings have now been scheduled for early in 2015 at 8 locations throughout the state. A nutritionist from each agency must attend. Other WIC local agency counseling staff is encouraged to attend. You may register for the training here:
If you have questions, contact D’Anne Ward at or 573-526-0209