April 2, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Enfamil Infant Ready-to-Use (RTU)
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closures
SUBJECT 3: Toothbrush Order
SUBJECT 4: Microcuvette & Analyzer Deliveries
SUBJECT 5: WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
JOB POSTING: Health Educator - Columbia/Boone WIC Program
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Family Care Health Centers
SUBJECT 1: Enfamil Infant Ready-to-Use (RTU). Mead Johnson is discontinuing Enfamil Infant RTU in the 8 fl oz 6-pack size effective July 1, 2018 and relaunching Enfamil Infant RTU in the 32 fl oz size. Enfamil Infant RTU in the 8 fl oz 6-pack size will be inactivated in MOWINS on June 30, 2018. Enfamil Infant RTU in the 32 fl oz size will be activated on July 1, 2018. Any WIC food packages set up for July issuance that contain Enfamil Infant RTU in the 6-pack size will need to have the 6-pack size deleted and the 32 oz size added in order for the July checks to print. If you have problems printing checks, please contact the MOWINS Help Desk at 800-544-2544 or WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov. If you have questions about a formula, please contact the state agency nutritionist that is on formula duty at 800-392-8209.
SUBJECT 2: MOWINS Help Desk Closures: The MOWINS Help Desk will be closed on the following dates and times for the month of April.
April 12th all day
April 26th from 3 - 4 p.m.
The MOWINS Help Desk will check email and voicemail frequently during the closure times and will respond as soon as possible.
SUBJECT 3: Toothbrush Order. The infant and child toothbrush order has been placed with the vendor and the state agency has been notified that it will take approximately 12 weeks to fill the order. A WIC Update will be sent out once a shipping date has been established. Please remember that the MO DHSS Oral Health Program does not have funding to provide toothbrushes to WIC local agencies. The toothbrush order placed by the WIC state agency is the only toothbrushes that will be provided to WIC local agencies. These toothbrushes should be used for WIC participants and outreach to potential WIC-eligible infants and children only. If you have questions, please contact Beth Ott at Elizabeth.Ott@health.mo.gov or by phone at 573-526-4622.
SUBJECT 4: Microcuvette & Analyzer Deliveries: Local agencies scheduled to receive a shipment of microcuvettes and/or analyzers began receiving shipments the week of March 26, 2018. Once the order is received, please verify the number of microcuvettes and analyzers received matches the number listed on the packing slip. If the number of microcuvettes/analyzers in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip. Please fax the signed packing slip to Beth Ott at 573-526-1470 within one week of receiving the shipment. Confirmation on the packing slip is required in order for the state agency to pay for the microcuvettes and send WIC tags for the analyzers. If the number of microcuvettes/analyzers received is different from the packing slip, please call Beth Ott at 573-526-4622. If you are unable to locate your packing slip, please send an email stating how many boxes or analyzers you received and the date you received the shipment to Elizabeth.Ott@health.mo.gov. Thank you for your prompt cooperation.
SUBJECT 5: WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines: April 1st usually marks the start of the new income guidelines for Missouri WIC, but, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has not yet released updated income guidelines for 2018. Local agencies should continue to certify participants based on the income guidelines that became effective April 1, 2017. If any MOWINS errors related to income occur, local agency staff should contact the MOWINS Help Desk at (800) 544-2544 or WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov. Additional information regarding the new income eligibility guidelines will be provided as soon as it is available.
JOB POSTING: Health Educator - Columbia/Boone WIC Program. Under general direction of the WIC Program Coordinator the WIC Program Health Educator teaches group nutrition education at our WIC Program location at 1005 W. Worley Columbia, MO 65203. The WIC Program Health Educator performs a wide range of functions such as teaching program curricula to groups using presentation and counseling skills, adapting education messages to audience, and handling equipment needed for presentations. The position is currently scheduled for 25 hours per month on varied days and times.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate rapport building by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with WIC participants, WIC team members and other health and social services personnel.
- Maintains a courteous and respectful attitude toward all participants in the WIC Program.
- Basic computer skills and literacy in using Windows.
Must meet one of the following qualifications:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in dietetics, public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutritional sciences, nutrition and fitness, sports nutrition, restaurant and food service management, foods, family and consumer sciences, human environmental sciences, or home economics; including or supplemented by at least 15 semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program including at least one (1) course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one (1) course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle/life cycle nutrition; or
- A master's degree in public health nutrition, human nutrition, nutrition education, or dietetics from an accredited college or university; including or supplemented by at least 15 graduate or undergraduate semester hours in foods and nutrition from a 4-year program including at least one (1) course in diet therapy or medical nutrition therapy I & II and one (1) course in community nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle/life cycle nutrition.
Contact Erin Harris at email@example.com for more information and the link to the application.
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (24 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required.
To apply, send resume to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 353-5190 x3043
JOB POSTING: Part-Time WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Affinia Healthcare. The Affinia Healthcare WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (24 hours per week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information, support and encouragement to new mothers, and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Candidate must be willing to accept after-hours phone calls and make home and hospital visits. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. Selected candidate will work 24 hours/week.
Mail resume to:
2220 Lemp Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
Or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.