April 17, 2017 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: WICHealth.Org Update March, 2017

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department
JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Shannon County Health Center

SUBJECT 1: WICHealth.Org Update March, 2017. We are happy to share the wichealth.org newsletter. Please see the attachment for updates and exciting projects that wichealth.org is developing for 2017. Please continue encouraging participants to use this resource as an option for participant nutrition education. If you have any questions contact Rose Sipakati by email at rose.sipakati@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner.
Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Restrictions
Celiac disease affects approximately 3 million Americans. Eight million Americans have gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is not a fad, and although there are some individuals who choose to be gluten-free, their actions are distinct from those who must eat gluten-free. In this online course, you’ll learn how to differentiate the two conditions, as well as discuss the FDA’s guidelines regarding food labeling and gluten-free products, how celiac disease and gluten-free needs affect patient care, and the rapidly growing market for gluten-free products. It was developed in conjunction with Jordan H. Maeson, MD, Food Allergy Expert Safer Dining, LLC.

Baby-Led Weaning: A step-by-step guide to starting solids using a safe, practical, and natural alternative to spoon-feeding purees
Baby-led weaning is an alternative to spoon-feeding whereby babies feed themselves real, wholesome foods. Baby-led weaning helps babies become children that like and accept all types of food. It can help prevent picky eating and may even lead to lower rates of childhood overweight and obesity. There’s an exciting and credible body of emerging evidence and practice that supports a baby-led approach to infant feeding that dietitians should be aware of. This Webinar presentation will be presented by Katie Ferraro, MPH, RDN, CDE on Tuesday, April 25th at 1:00 pm.

WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Taney County Health Department. The Taney County Health Department will be accepting resumes for a full time non-exempt Nutritionist for the WIC Program. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. IBCLC would be preferred. WIC experience preferred but not required. For the complete list of essential duties visit https://www.taneycohealth.org (Employment Opportunities).

Minimum Requirements: 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.

TCHD provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick time; LAGERS Retirement system, health and dental insurance.

Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

To apply please send Job Application, Letter of Interest, and Résumé to:
Taney County Health Department
320 Rinehart Rd
Branson, MO 65616
Attn: HR Department

Or, email to:

For essential duties and job application visit http://www.taneycohealth.org

The Taney County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion, national origin or disability as prescribed by federal and state laws.

JOB POSTING: WIC Nutritionist - Shannon County Health Center. The Shannon County Health Center has an opening for a WIC Nutritionist. Applicant must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, dietetics, nutrition, foods, home economics, or a closely related field-including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in food and nutrition, including diet therapy and community nutrition. Mail resumes to:

Shannon County Health Center
PO Box 788
Eminence, MO 65466

Or e-mail to kandra.counts@lpha.mo.gov