WIC Local Agency
October 22, 2014 WIC Update
SUBJECT 1: Translated WIC Approved Food Lists
SUBJECT 2: Changes to the WIC Approved Orange Juice in 64 fl. Oz. Plastic Bottle
SUBJECT 3: Growing Girls/Boys Stickers
SUBJECT 4: Text4baby is Launching an App
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist - City of St. Joseph Health Department
SUBJECT 1: Translated WIC Approved Food Lists. The new WIC approved food list is available in various languages (Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hmong, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese) through the WIC food website (http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wicretailer/foodlist/). Please download and utilize them as needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.
SUBJECT 2: Changes to the WIC Approved Orange Juice in 64 fl. oz. Plastic Bottle.Shurfine brand of orange juice in 64 fl. oz. has been discontinued, and Clear Value brand of orange juice in 64 fl. oz. has been approved for the Missouri WIC program. Please share the attached flyer (Word Document or PDF format) with your staff and participants. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako Tagami@health.mo.gov. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)
SUBJECT 3: Growing Girls/Boys Stickers. The following items are available at the warehouse:
- Growing Girls Stickers (90/roll) # 1193
- Growing Boys Stickers (90/roll) # 1194
Please begin ordering the stickers using the WIC 8 Order Form. If you have any suggestions regarding stickers, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako Tagami@health.mo.gov.
SUBJECT 4: Text4baby is Launching an App. The Text4baby app makes it even easier for mothers to get critical health and safety information to keep them and their babies healthy. As a complementary tool to Text4baby text messages, the free app offers additional content and interactive features that enhance the overall Text4baby experience.
Using the app, moms can look forward to:
- A weekly planning list of medical, developmental and lifestyle calendar items
- Polls that allow participants to compare themselves to other moms on topics such as pregnancy symptoms, infant development and emotional experiences
- Appointment reminders that are set up through the app and received through the text message service
- Helpful health hotlines and community resources
The free Text4baby app is available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores and will be launching nationally on November 10. Visit their website and join the partner webinar on October 29 or November 5 to learn more and kick-off the launch of the Text4baby app.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: 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 and participates in the development and implementation of nutritional counseling and education for the local WIC Nutrition Program. No supervisory responsibilities, limited budgetary responsibilities, and coordinates nutrition and breastfeeding services provided to participants in the WIC Program. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in a nutrition related field with at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition; including at least one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition. College/university program must be American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved. For more information, click here and to apply on-line visit our website at www.stjoemo.info. Transcript must be submitted with the application. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.