SUBJECT 1: Updates and Newsletters

JOB POSTING: Full Time Nutritionist - Joplin City WIC

SUBJECT 1: Newsletters. Please see the attached June and July 2019 newsletters. Overall Performance Reports
Please see the annual program evaluation summary reports (attached) which describe usage patterns and key performance indicator (KPI) metrics for the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2018. This report includes all WIC client uses for all lessons attempted and completed during the period.

Welcome to wichealth academy
Did you know…There are three ways to search for your clients using Client Search. There are eight reports available to help you better understand how your clients are using wichealth. You can also see the lessons and Health eKitchen from the client's perspective.

June 2019 Highlights: Webinar Line Up
August 21st 2:00-3:00 PM EST Food Group Lessons Renewed!
Three lessons have been revised from top to bottom. Find out which lessons are being retired and which lessons have a new title. All lessons have new customized algorithms and customized resources. We cannot wait to share all the juicy details!

  • Be healthy with veggies and fruits
  • Build Strong Kids with Dairy foods
  • Go for Whole Grain

September 24th 2:00-3:00 PM EST Meal Planning Series.
The lessons walk participants through the planning a menu and how to get the most nutrition for their dollar by maximizing their food benefits.
Maximize Food Dollars
Making a Meal Plan

July 2019 Highlights:
Engaging clients in “Deeper Dives”
As a content team, we are always looking for ways to improve our client experience. Our commitment is to deliver relevant content in engaging and accessible ways. Over the past year, we have expanded our engagement tools in a variety of ways. These new features include card sort, slider, embedded video/image in algorithm pages, coordinated resources with themed headers, design blocks, vibrant images, and what we have come to call "Deeper Dives." A "Deeper Dive" is an opportunity for clients to explore particular components of lesson content more thoroughly. These opportunities are entirely optional, which ensures choice and self-efficacy.

Health eKitchen Recipes
Our Health eKitchen recipe collection features a filter to search for “grill” type recipes. If you prefer not to grill, there are also some great “No Cook” recipes. With a wichealth account you can check it out for yourself and enjoy a cooler house without the added heat of the oven.

Health eKitchen

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Sipakati at

SUBJECT 2: CEU Corner.
Don’t miss Let’s Dig It: How WIC Gardens Turn the Participant Experience Inside Out Transforming Nutrition Education, Building Communities, and Reclaiming Healthy Behaviors webinar on October 10th, at 3:00 pm ET. Looking to engage participants in nutrition education? Want to attract new WIC clients and build community? How can participants access more fresh fruits and vegetables? The answer is: garden, garden, garden! While WIC and fresh fruit and vegetable gardens are a natural pairing sometimes the process to start a garden is not clear and sometimes hard to sustain. This session will provide tools to agencies considering starting and sustaining a garden and discuss benefits of WIC gardens. We will examine existing gardens that are recently started, well-established, or somewhere in between from across the U.S. as real live WIC garden case studies. So get ready to 'dig in!'

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WIC Positions

JOB POSTING: Full Time Nutritionist - Joplin City WIC. This position is under general supervision, responsible for participating in the development and implementation of public health nutrition services and assuring that Women, Infants & Children (WIC) participants receive accurate nutrition assessments and appropriate nutrition education.
Some responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Determines health and nutritional risk factors for certification and recertification for WIC program eligibility.
  • Consults with physicians, participants, and appropriate WIC officials regarding special formula usage.
  • Assigns appropriate food and formula packages.
  • Prepares high risk care plans and provides follow-up counseling.
  • Refers participants to appropriate local resource agencies for additional social, health, and/or nutrition services.
  • Provides consultation to medical professionals regarding participants nutritional needs; provides one-on-one counseling with participants regarding health and nutritional needs; reviews and discusses nutrition assessments with participants and their families.
  • Develop annual program for nutrition, breastfeeding and activity oriented educational programs, seminars, and workshops for WIC and other community health programs.
  • Develops lesson plans for specific nutrition topics.
  • Teaches nutrition related classes, seminars, and workshops to groups, or one-on-one, to WIC participants and in other community health programs including promoting breastfeeding.
  • Prepares a variety of records and reports regarding nutritional needs of WIC and other community health program participants.
  • Documents nutrition education activities and prepares periodic reports for City, State, and Federal WIC and other health program officials.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods, Human Ecology, or closely related field, supplemented by at least fifteen (15) semester hours in Foods and Nutrition with at least one (1) course in Diet Therapy and one (1) course in Community Nutrition; OR completion of an undergraduate curriculum accredited or approved by the American Dietetic Association (registration or current eligibility for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration). RD must be licensed in the state of Missouri to engage in the practice of dietetics or medical nutrition therapy.

For more information, and to apply for this position, please go to