WIC Local Agency
March 30, 2015 WIC Update
SUBJECT 1: FOOD INSTRUMENT REDEMPTION PROCEDURES POWERPOINT
SUBJECT 2: TRANSLATED WIC RESOURCES
SUBJECT 3: CEU CORNER
SUBJECT 1: Food Instrument Redemption Procedures PowerPoint. The Food Instrument Redemption Procedures Power Point, http://www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/localagency/formspoliciesprocedures/, has been updated. The changes made reflect that effective April 1, 2015, regarding cash value benefit (fruit and vegetable) checks, participants are allowed to pay the difference if the total of their purchase is more than the amount on the WIC check. Prior to April 1, participants were not allowed to have total purchases above the amount on the check.
If you have questions, please contact Mark Davis at Mark.Davis@health.mo.gov or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209. (ONE ATTACHMENT)
SUBJECT 2: Translated WIC Resources: The following resources are available in various languages (Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Hindi, Korean, Nepali, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese) through the WIC website:
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 3: CEU Corner. This section will have Continuing Education Opportunities posted for WIC staff:
- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and U.S Department of Education hosted a webinar event on “Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States”. The focus of the webinar is to raise awareness and understanding of issues young girls and women face in the U.S and abroad. The webinar will provide information on physical, psychological, and emotional effects of cutting along with resources and tools to keep girls safe.
- The Ellyn Satter Institute has a recorded webinar on The Evidence Base for the Satter Eating Competence Model presented by Dr. Lahose. The webinar makes associations between eating competence and its effects on personal health, fewer cardiovascular risk factors, better diet quality, food management, sleep, weight, parents food behaviors, and decreased preschool child nutrition risk. Please follow the link for information on cost and registration https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eambywli54a8ed39&oseq=&c=&ch
JOB OPENING: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required. Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/. Faxed, e-mailed or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at firstname.lastname@example.org.