September 21, 2015 WIC Update

SUBJECT 2: New WIC Education Resource - Milk Fat Comparison and Dairy Nutrition Bookmark


SUBJECT 1: WOM Policies Update. The following WOM policies will be updated October 1, 2015:

ER # 1.02150 Social Media Communications and Outreach- New policy with guidelines on how local agencies can use social media to reach their target audience.

ER# 1.04500 Indirect Costs- Indirect cost billing shall not exceed the federally negotiated indirect cost rate or the de minimis rate up to 10%. Cost must not be allocated as an indirect cost if any other cost incurred for the same purpose, in like circumstance, has been assigned as a direct cost.

ER # 1.04900 Equipment Inventory- Added requirement to have a filing system for DH-60s to account for equipment. Also added requirement to keep equipment maintained and repaired as needed and kept secure from theft or vandalism.

ER# 2.02800 Guidelines for Annual Certifications and Mid-Certification Assessment (MCA) Data Collection and Risk Factor Assignment- If an applicant or applicant’s parent or guardian refuses bloodwork, the participant shall be placed on a monthly cycle until the data has been collected. The reason for refused bloodwork must be documented in MOWINS.

ER# 2.06950 Cash Value Benefit/Voucher (CVB/CVV)- Infants 9 - 11 months of age may also be issued a (CVB/CVV) for fresh fruits and vegetables in lieu of half of the infant fruits and vegetables. Women’s CVV increased to $11/month.

ER# 2.07000 Guidelines for Issuance of Formulas, WIC-Eligible Nutritionals, and Other Supplemental Foods under Food Package III- clarifications when issuing Food Package III.

ER # 3.03500 Schedule of Annual Certification and Mid-Certification Assessment (MCA) Periods- added requirement to not shorten certification period for infants if it would cause infant to be certified as child before reaching one year of age.

If you have questions regarding these policies, please contact your Technical Assistance (TA) team.

SUBJECT 2: New WIC Education Resource - Milk Fat Comparison and Dairy Nutrition Bookmark. Midwest Dairy Council has developed a user-friendly Milk Fat Comparison and Dairy Nutrition bookmark (4” x 8”) to help with educating your WIC clients. This attached bookmark simply explains the difference between whole milk, 2% milk, 1% milk, and skim milk and highlights the 9 essential nutrients found in milk. All local WIC coordinators will receive an order link for this bookmark on September 22, 2015. Please complete the order link by September 30, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at (ONE ATTACHMENT)

SUBJECT 3: CEU Corner. This year’s 2015 Breastfeeding Grand Rounds: Breastfeeding in the Workplace - Success Takes a Team, featured Cathy Carothers, co-director of Every Mother, Inc. and Dr. Ruth Lawrence, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. This live webcast sponsored by the NYS WIC program aired on August 6th. To view the archived webinar follow this link: The webinar is approximately 2 hours in length.

WIC Positions

JOB OPENING: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) 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 a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website

All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at Faxed, e-mailed or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at