WIC Local Agency
October 5, 2015 WIC Update
SUBJECT 1: WOM policies Update
Subject 2: Updated Participant’s Rights & Responsibilities (WIC 10) - Effective Nov. 1, 2015
Subject 3: Nutrition Assessment for Women (WIC 36) - Corrected Question #6
Subject 4: CEU Corner
JOB OPENING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO)
SUBJECT 1: WOM Policies Update. The following WOM policies will be updated November 1, 2015:
ER # 3.01800 Residence Requirements for Participants- Exceptions to requirements, for proof of residence.
ER # 3.02000 Income Assessment and Documentation- Current income is income received by household during the month (30 days) prior to date of application for WIC benefits. Exceptions to requirements for proof of income.
ER# 3.0385 Proof of Identity- Exceptions to requirements for proof of identity.
If any of the proofs are not provided at the time of certification or recertification, the agency can choose one of two options:
- Inform the applicant, participant or guardian of the required documents needed and schedule a new cert/recert appointment within the regulatory timeframes for certification standards OR
If all other eligibility requirements are met and only one proof is missing, the applicant self declares she will provide the missing proof and signs the self-declaration in the Rights and Responsibilities. Agency staff then mark the pending proof box in MOWINS and print food instruments for the current month* (1-30 days). Inform the applicant or participant of the required missing proof that is needed and schedule the participant to return with the missing proof within 30 days. No more than 30 days of food instruments may be issued until the missing proof is provided. There are no exceptions to the 30 day limit.
*Current month in this context is the 1st month of the new certification/recertification period. If the participant comes in after the 1st of the month, they may receive a pro-rated food package.
- For a new certification, the participant will receive a prorated package dated only for the month in which the certification is done.
- If the recertification, where the participant has already received benefits for the month the recertification is being done, they will receive the next full month’s benefits.
If the participant being recertified has not received benefits for the month the recertification is being done, they will receive a prorated package dated only for the month the certification is being done.
If you have questions regarding these policies, please contact your Technical Assistance (TA) team.
SUBJECT 2: Updated Participant’s Rights & Responsibilities (WIC 10) - Effective Nov. 1, 2015. The Participant’s Rights & Responsibilities (WIC 10) is being updated due to policy change regarding Pending Proof:
Laminated Version - Light Green Sheet - All local WIC providers will receive an e-mail message with an order link on October 6, 2015 to be completed by October 22, 2015. The State WIC office will then ship the laminated sheets to local WIC providers.
Back-Up form - White Sheet - One - two pads of the WIC 10 (English - front side & Spanish - back side) will be shipped to all WIC providers during the month of November 2015.
Please share the information above with all of your staff. If you have questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.email@example.com
SUBJECT 3: Nutrition Assessment for Women (WIC 36) - Corrected Question #6. The following was corrected to Question #6 on the WIC 36 form:
|Incorrect (01-14 version)||On a typical day, how often does your child drink plain water?|
|Corrected (05-15 version)||On a typical day, how often do you drink plain water?|
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your TA nutritionist. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)
SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner. Sharpen your counseling skills:
"Coaching Skills for Lasting Change" WEB-RD29... Using the "expert approach" and telling clients what to do does not work and can be an energy drain. Using the "coach approach" may be a game changer method for you. This webinar offers practical tools to activate clients' motivation to change while increasing your productivity...
- "What influences lifestyle choices and how we can change them" WEB-RD277-L... You will learn new ways to engage with clients that acknowledge their feelings and emotional needs before the transfer of knowledge is begun in order to spark the internal motivation needed for sustained behavior change"...
Check out these webinars and other free and fee-based opportunities at www.continuingeducation.com/nutrition
JOB OPENING: Nutritionist - Crescent Clinic WIC (Jackson County, MO). Crescent Clinic WIC has an opening for a Nutritionist/Dietitian for the WIC program 32 hours per week. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition & breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics, or closely related field, with at least 15 semester hours in Human Nutrition including courses in Diet Therapy and Community Nutrition. WIC experience preferred but not required. Certification as a Registered Dietitian is not required. This position is open until filled. Please fax resume and cover letter to 816-763-1488 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. May also apply in person. WIC is an equal opportunity employer