April 15, 2019 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Flood Impact on WIC Local Agencies, Participants, and Staff
SUBJECT 1: Name Change of a WIC-Approved Juice
SUBJECT 1: Flood Impact on WIC Local Agencies, Participants, and Staff. In light of the recent and ongoing flood conditions in Missouri, we are asking all local agencies that are affected by flooding, or whose participants have been affected by flooding, to report this to your district technical assistance (TA) staff. Please let your TA staff know the extent of any impact and request assistance or resources, if needed. If your agency is in the line of flooding, please take time to reacquaint yourself with the Disaster/Emergency Preparedness policy (3.00500).
Additionally, DHSS has updated its flood recovery resource page.
Though primarily designed for state agencies developing disaster response plans, the USDA WIC Disaster Guidance document also contains useful information for local agencies. You can view the USDA WIC Disaster Guidance for coordinating emergency response here.
SUBJECT 2: Name Change of a WIC-Approved Juice. The Missouri WIC state agency has been notified of the rebranding of the 64 ounce WIC-approved Diane’s Garden 100% Vegetable Juice to Tipton Grove 100% Vegetable Juice. This juice is stocked at Save A Lot stores throughout Missouri. Participants whom WIC checks allow for the purchase of 64 ounce juice are allowed to purchase the 64 ounce Tipton Grove 100% Vegetable Juice, if desired. An update regarding this product change will be made to the printed WIC Approved Food list once the existing supply is depleted. Questions regarding this product change may be directed to Susan Guerrant with the Retailer Unit at 573-751-6204 or by email at Susan.Guerrant@health.mo.gov
JOB POSTING: Registered Dietitian - St. Louis County Department of Public Health. St. Louis County Department of Public Health has an opening for a Registered Dietitian. This is a full time position that provides Medical Nutrition Therapy and WIC services for health center patients.
For additional information or to apply online visit St. Louis County Division of Personnel - Job Search