December 16, 2019 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holidays
SUBJECT 2: WIC Medicaid Billing Guidance Memo
SUBJECT 3: Local Agency National WIC Association (NWA) Membership Renewal
SUBJECT 4: National Nutrition Month
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant – Family Care Health Centers
SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holidays. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk coverage on the following days:
- Tuesday, December 24, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 25
- Wednesday, January 1
SUBJECT 2: WIC Medicaid Billing Guidance Memo. The state agency has prepared guidance to assist local agencies in establishing billing procedures that protect participant confidentiality, yet allow local agencies to respond to audit inquiries for Medicaid billing documentation. The memo, LA Guidance Memo – WIC Participant Confidentiality for Medicaid Billing, provides information about obtaining WIC participant permission to bill Medicaid and to provide responses to Medicaid audits. Please direct questions to Angie Brenner at Angie.Brenner@health.mo.gov
SUBJECT 3: Local Agency National WIC Association (NWA) Membership Renewal. Local agency membership for NWA was renewed for calendar year 2020. As a member of the organization, NWA depends on your support to ensure the future of WIC. New WIC staff members may need to set up an account to receive the newsletter, webinar announcements, and access to other resources. Please contact your district technical assistance team if you have any questions.
SUBJECT 4: National Nutrition Month®. It is time to start planning for the National Nutrition Month® which is held annually in March. The National Nutrition Month 2020 theme is “Eat Right, Bite by Bite,” and the accompanying graphics pay homage to the retro campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s that are popular again. The theme’s rhyme and simple food treatment not only appeals to kids and kids-at-heart, but “bite by bite” also supports the philosophy that every little bit (or bite!) of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Small goals or changes can have a cumulative healthful effect. Nutrition doesn't have to be overwhelming. Most importantly, Eat Right, Bite by Bite is fun, positive, kid-friendly, inclusive of and adaptable for all eating patterns and cultures, and accessible and easy to understand.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics looks forward to celebrating National Nutrition Month® with you! Local agency staff are encouraged to participate in the National Nutrition Month activities. Resources and materials will be available at the beginning of 2020 at eatright.org.
Please contact your district nutritionist if you have any questions.
JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian – People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program 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 online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
WIC is an equal opportunity employer.
JOB POSTING: Full Time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant – Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a full time WIC Clerk/Health Professional Assistant (HPA). Responsibilities include determining eligibility of WIC applicants, collecting and documenting height, weight, blood work data, and providing clerical support. Strong customer service skills required.
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 1+ years WIC experience preferred.
To apply, send resume to:
Amy Callico, RD, LD
Nutrition Services Team Leader
Family Care Health Centers
401 Holly Hills Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 353-5190 x3043