July 2, 2018 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: MOWINS Help Desk Closures
SUBJECT 2: Mead Johnson Introduces Enfamil NeuroPro Formulas
SUBJECT 3: SOAP Note Guidelines Revised
SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian - Affinia Healthcare
JOB POSTING: WIC Health Education Supervisor - St. Louis County Department of Public Health
SUBJECT 2: Mead Johnson Introduces Enfamil NeuroPro Formulas. Mead Johnson has introduced a new product line of formulas called NeuroPro. These formulas have an added ingredient called milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), which is a protein and lipid complex that is important for cognitive development. Currently this product line is not available for WIC contract formulas.
In October 2018 Mead Johnson will be reformulating EnfaCare powder to contain NeuroPro, which will be available to WIC participants. In August WIC checks for EnfaCare powder will print “12.8 OZ ENFACARE OR ENFACARE NEUROPRO PWD”. A new WIC-27 will not be required until the current prescription for EnfaCare expires.
Please see the chart below for changes to Mead Johnson formulas:
|Enfamil Infant NeuroPro RTU (8 fl. oz. – 6 pack)||Not WIC Eligible|
|Enfamil Infant RTU (8 fl. oz. – 6 pack)||Mead Johnson Discontinued|
|Enfamil Infant RTU (1 qt./32 fl. oz.)||Relaunching July 1st|
|Gentlease RTU (8 fl. oz. – 6 pack)||Mead Johnson Discontinued*|
|Gentlease NeuroPro RTU (8 fl. oz. – 6 pack)||Not WIC Eligible|
|EnfaCare Powder (12.8 oz.)||Mead Johnson Discontinuing 10/1/18|
|EnfaCare NeuroPro Powder (12.8 oz.)||Available for WIC 10/1/18|
|EnfaCare RTU (8 fl oz. – 6 pack)||No change|
|*An RTU version of Gentlease is no longer available.|
Since Mead Johnson has been marketing these products heavily, local agencies may receive requests from participants and health care providers. If you have questions about a formula, please contact the state agency nutritionist who is on formula duty at 800-392-8209.
SUBJECT 3: SOAP Note Guidelines Revised. The SOAP Note Guidelines have been revised to provide WIC specific examples for each of the areas: subjective, objective, assessment, and plan. Updated guidelines are linked in Procedure D, ER# 2.02900 Care Plans and High-Risk Risk Factors. Please contact your district nutritionist if you have questions.
SUBJECT 4: CEU Corner.
Getting to the Meat of the Mediterranean Diet: How a Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern with Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health webinar on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST, sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular eating patterns and its popularity continues to rise alongside the increasing need for healthier eating patterns and lifestyles. The diet is often characterized by a relatively high consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds and olive oil, and lower in sweets, sodium and red meat. Interestingly, many Mediterranean countries eat about the same amount or more red meat as the United States, but those countries pair red meat with more fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and healthy oils. This webinar focuses on the latest evidence demonstrating how a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that includes a variety of dietary proteins, like lean beef, can support heart health and focuses on how healthcare professionals can help Americans make changes to incorporate the primary tenets of this eating pattern into their daily routines. Lead researcher Wayne Campbell, PhD and cardiologist Michael Davidson, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA will review the research and offer practical tips to help clients and patients make shifts to incorporate lean meats, like beef, into healthy eating patterns. Space is limited so please register today for the webinar. This activity is awarded CDR credit.
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian - Affinia Healthcare. Affinia Healthcare has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in the WIC program. The candidate must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in food and nutrition including diet therapy and community nutrition. The selected candidate will provide nutrition education to WIC eligible participants and assess their nutritional needs for certification eligibility. Resumes will be accepted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: WIC Health Education Supervisor - St. Louis County Department of Public Health. St. Louis County Department of Public Health has an opening for a WIC Health Education Supervisor (Registered Dietitian). This is a full time, WIC grant funded Registered Dietitian position that supervises the WIC offices at John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and at Mayfair Plaza in Florissant. The WIC Supervisor requires 2 years of Registered Dietitian experience preferably in WIC along with supervisory experience. For additional information or to apply online, visit www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch