August 29, 2016 WIC Update


SUBJECT 1: Formula Description Changes in MOWINS
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Release 2.26 (Nutrition Risk Factors) Staggered Download - Local Agency Survey
SUBJECT 3: Mandatory Revision 14 Nutrition Risk Factors Training - Conference Call Information
SUBJECT 4: Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Infant Formulas
SUBJECT 5: Choose MyPlate Handout Available at the DHSS Warehouse
SUBJECT 6: CEU Corner

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Butler County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Butler County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Registered Dietitian - Clay County Public Health Center

 

SUBJECT 1: Formula Description Changes in MOWINS. Several formulas have had changes in their description and how they are listed in MOWINS. These changes will be made in MOWINS effective September 1, 2016:

The 16 OZ SIMILAC ALIMENTUM (EXPERT CARE) PWD formula is no longer available and will be removed from the formula listing in MOWINS.

Five Abbott formulas have had description changes. They are listed below:

CURRENT NAME NEW NAME
SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE WITH IRON (20 CAL.) SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE 20 WITH IRON
SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE WITH IRON, LUTEIN, DHA (24 CAL.) SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE 24 WITH IRON
SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE 30 WITH IRON AND LUTEIN & DHA SIMILAC SPECIAL CARE 30 WITH IRON
12.1 OZ SIMILAC ALIMENTUM (EXPERT CARE) PWD 12.1 OZ SIMILAC ALIMENTUM PWD
1 QT/32 OZ SIMILAC ALIMENTUM (EXPERT CARE) RTU 1 QT/32 OZ SIMILAC ALIMENTUM RTU

Many formulas come in a variety of flavors that are available to our participants. To decrease confusion in selecting these formulas, specific flavors in the food item descriptions will be replaced with the words “All Flavors.” Below is the list of formulas that will be affected by this change.

FORMULA
14.1 OZ ELECARE FOR INFANTS DHA/ARA (ALL FLAVORS)
14.1 OZ ELECARE JR (ALL FLAVORS)
14.1 OZ (400 GMS) NEOCATE JR (ALL FLAVORS)
14.1 OZ (400 GMS) NEOCATE JR W/PREBIOTICS (ALL FLAVORS)
8.45 OZ NUTREN JR (ALL FLAVORS)
8.45 OZ NUTREN JR W/FIBER (ALL FLAVORS)
8 OZ PEDIASURE 1.5 (ALL FLAVORS)
8 OZ PEDIASURE 1.5 WITH FIBER (ALL FLAVORS)
8 OZ PEDIASURE PEPTIDE 1.5 CAL (ALL FLAVORS)
8.45 OZ PEPTAMEN JR W/FIBER (ALL FLAVORS)
8.45 OZ PEPTAMEN JR W/PREBIO (ALL FLAVORS)
8.45 OZ PEPTAMEN W/PREBIO (ALL FLAVORS)

If you have any questions please contact your district nutritionist.

SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Release 2.26 (Nutrition Risk Factors) Staggered Download - Local Agency Survey. In an effort to minimize impact on our servers (and the speed of downloads in agencies), we will have a staggered download beginning October 2. After reading the information below, please complete the survey located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ML6D79D
by September 16 to let us know when Local Agencies plan to download.

The State Agency will push this release on October 1, 2016. Please ensure that all staff is out of MOWINS by 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 1. Installation on the agency workstations can begin any time after 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Please note, this is voluntary and we are not requiring any agency to work on Sunday to download the release. Agencies which install the release on Sunday will need to log into MOWINS, allow the download, log back in when prompted, close the clinic window, do the reset/update, and then log out of MOWINS.

Agencies with Monday clinics that did not download on Sunday can install workstations Monday morning. We are requesting agencies that do not have clinics on Monday to wait until at least Monday afternoon, or later in the week, to login/download. If you have machines that are not being used, they do not need to be updated on Monday, October 3. Please wait to update them until the next time they are used or any time after the week of October 3-7.

Before doing the reset, close the clinic application window, but make sure that the “W” icon is still open in the lower icon tray. When the clinic application window is open, it locks the data files on the workstation, which doesn’t always allow the necessary updates to occur.

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Bish with the MOWINS Help Desk at 573-751-6489, 800-554-2544, or Jamie.Bish@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 3: Mandatory Revision 14 Nutrition Risk Factors Training - Conference Call Information. This training via conference call will provide attendees with an overview of USDA Risk Factor changes that will be implemented October 2, 2016. A CPA/Nutritionist from each agency is required to participate in at least one session. Other certifying staff is encouraged to attend. There will be time for questions and answers during the call. The purpose of this training is to cover the following topics:

  • Risk Factor 201 Low Hematocrit/Low Hemoglobin
  • Risk Factor 211 Elevated Blood Lead Levels
  • Risk Factor 332 Short Interpregnancy Interval (formerly known as Closely Spaced Pregnancies)
  • Risk Factor 425 Inappropriate Nutrition Practices for Children
  • Risk Factor 601 Breastfeeding Mother of Infant at Nutritional Risk
  • Risk Factor 602 Breastfeeding Complications or Potential Complications (Women)

Conference Call (AUDIO) Information:

  • CenturyLink Phone Number: 877-820-7831
  • Conference Call PIN Number: 93348999#

Attendee Notes:

  • Please don’t place the conference call on hold
  • Please be sure the state trainer knows who is attending for your agency during the conference call
  • Please share conference call lines due to the per minute-per participant cost

Adobe Connect (VISUAL) Information:

Attendee Notes:

Training dates and times are listed below. Registration is not required to participate in the training.

Dates Weekday Session 1 Session 2
September 6th Tuesday 10:30-11:30 am 1:30-2:30pm
September 7th Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am 1:30-2:30pm
September 14th Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am 1:30-2:30pm
September 15th Thursday 10:30-11:30 am 1:30-2:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact D’Anne Ward at Danne.Ward@health.mo.gov or 573-526-0209.

SUBJECT 4: Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) Infant Formulas. Enfamil has introduced non-GMO infant formulas and some participants have been asking if these products are WIC allowable. Please advise participants that non-GMO formulas are not on our WIC infant formula contract and the following are not approved by the Missouri WIC program:

  • Non-GMO Enfamil Infant 20.5 oz. (Powder)
  • Non-GMO Enfamil Infant 32 fl. oz. (Ready To Use)
  • Non-GMO Enfamil Gentlease 20.4 oz. (Powder)

According to Enfamil’s website the non-GMO formulas have the same ingredients as existing varieties and the difference between the two is how some of these ingredients are sourced. The website also states that they cannot ensure the complete absence of genetically engineered materials in their products that are labeled non-GMO. Please refer to Enfamil’s website for more information or contact your district nutritionist.

SUBJECT 5: Choose MyPlate Handout Available at the DHSS Warehouse. The “Choose MyPlate for Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Non-Breastfeeding Women” handout (English #912) is available at the DHSS warehouse. Please order using the WIC Nutrition Education Resource Request (WIC 7). This handout can be found on the WIC Resources webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 6: CEU Corner.
The Health Benefits of Tree Nuts: A Focus on Weight Management pre-recorded webinar is sponsored by the American Pistachio Growers and Today’s Dietitian Learning Library. Many scientific studies have highlighted the health benefits of regular tree nut consumption, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. A consistent and growing body of evidence indicates moderate consumption of tree nuts poses little risk for weight gain and may be an especially healthy snack.

Improving Access to Health Food for Communities using Farmers’ Markets pre-recorded webinar is a self-study course which helps the participant become familiar with a variety of food programs that can be used at Farmers’ Markets while learning the benefits of Farmers’ Markets and ways to promote the markets within their community. The sponsor is the Western Region Public Health Training Center with the University of Arizona

 

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Butler County Health Department. Butler County Health Department has an opening for a part-time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. The Peer Counselor is a mother who has had personal breastfeeding experience that provides information and support to other mothers in the WIC program.

Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Giving basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers
  • Helping mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals
  • Contacting mothers regularly during pregnancy, the early days of breastfeeding, and until the mother chooses to wean her baby
  • Referring mothers with concerns outside the Counselor’s scope of practice to a lactation consultant
  • Teaching the “Benefits of Breastfeeding” class
  • Facilitates the breastfeeding support group

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Been a breastfeeding mother
  • Ability to use a computer

Applications available at: www.butlercountyhealth.org

Submit resume or application to:
Butler County Health Department
Attention: Human Services Coordinator
1619 North Main
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

Butler County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Butler County Health Department. Butler County Health Department has an opening for a WIC Nutritionist. Primary responsibilities of this position include planning and implementing the nutritional components of the WIC program, completing the job functions of a WIC Nutritionist, and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education to eligible families. This position is 30 to 32 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics - including or supplemented by at least one course in Diet Therapy I and II, and one course in Community Nutrition or Nutrition In Life Cycle/Life Cycle Nutrition. Will need to provide transcripts.

Applications available at: www.butlercountyhealth.org

Submit resume or application to:
Butler County Health Department
Attention: Human Services Coordinator
1619 North Main
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

Butler County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - City of St. Joseph Health Department. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is currently accepting applications for a Part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and serve as a role model for breastfeeding women. To apply, visit the City of St. Joseph website at www.stjoemo.org and go to the link for “Job Opportunities” listed in the left column. The City of St. Joseph Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.

JOB POSTING: Full-Time Registered Dietitian - Clay County Public Health Center. Clay County Public Health Center seeks candidates for the position of full-time Registered Dietitian. The Registered Dietitian is a professional who provides accurate nutrition assessments, assigns risk factors and provides appropriate nutrition and breastfeeding education to all participants according to the state WIC Program policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, nutrition, food science, home economics or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition including one or more courses in diet therapy and community nutrition; or completion of an undergraduate curriculum approved by the American Dietetic Association OR a Master's degree and supplemental course work as identified above. Registration or current eligibility for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration may be accepted in lieu of other specified qualifications
  • Excellent communication and computer skills are required
  • Must have a current driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Must be able to work with computer software as required by the state of Missouri for the input of client information and the processing of client vouchers
  • Successful completion of the state required training within the time designated by state WIC office and any mandatory retraining

CCPHC offers a competitive total compensation package including medical, dental & vision coverage options, pension plan, paid and optional life insurance, optional flexible spending accounts, paid leave, paid holidays, and optional 457(b) deferred compensation plan.

TO APPLY: A completed job application is required. Apply online at www.clayhealth.com