SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday
SUBJECT 2: WIC State Agency Nutrition Job Opportunities
SUBJECT 3: Missouri WIC Association Election Information
SUBJECT 4: Local Agency Plan (LAP) Automated Security Access Processing (ASAP)
SUBJECT 5: Gerber Infant Fruit and Vegetable Foods
SUBJECT 6: wichealth.org Newsletter

JOB POSTING: Nutritionist/Dietitian - People’s Health Centers

SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk coverage on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

SUBJECT 2: WIC State Agency Nutrition Job Opportunities. The Missouri WIC state agency is seeking highly motivated Missouri licensed Registered Dietitians to join the Missouri WIC team! Both positions have an application close date of Friday, July 12, 2019.

Nutrition Services Manager: The Missouri WIC program is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Nutrition Services Manager in Jefferson City. This highly responsible supervisory position oversees the nutritional aspects of Missouri WIC and the Missouri Breastfeeding Program. This position is ideal for an organized, motivated team builder with a passion for promoting nutrition and breastfeeding among Missouri's women, infants, and children. A Missouri Registered Dietitian license is required.
View more details and application instructions at https://mocareers.mo.gov

Nutritionist III: The Missouri WIC program is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Nutritionist III in Jefferson City. This position is ideal for applicants with strong communication skills and the ability to apply in-depth knowledge of nutrition in pregnancy, infancy, and childhood. Excellent customer service, ability to work as a team member, prioritization, initiative, and confidentiality skills are essential. A Missouri Registered Dietitian license is required.
View more details and application instructions at https://mocareers.mo.gov

SUBJECT 3: Missouri WIC Association Election Information. The Missouri WIC Association (MWA) is seeking applications for the positions of President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Central District Board Member, Northeast District Board Member, and Northwest District Board Member.

The purpose of MWA is to link local WIC agencies in the statewide forum to act collectively on behalf of the WIC program. Specifically, MWA provides peer support and opportunities to exchange information, works toward quality community nutrition by influencing public health and nutrition services at the state and national levels, enhances professional knowledge by providing workshops, promotes legislative awareness, and participates in the planning and implementation of the Biennial WIC Conference. All local agencies are members of MWA. Actively participating in MWA is a great way to learn more about what is happening across the state and improve communication and practices within your district and agency.

Specific information about the positions up for election can be found on the application forms (attached). Interested candidates should send a completed application form to Heidi Loecke, MWA Vice President, at Heidi.Loecke@plattehealth.com by July 12, 2019.
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SUBJECT 4: Local Agency Plan (LAP) Automated Security Access Processing (ASAP). An ASAP request must be completed for any new user requiring access to the LAP application. Instructions for completing the ASAP request are located here. ASAP approval can take 7 – 14 days; please submit your request as soon as possible. For local agency staff who have previously been granted access, it is recommended you log in to the LAP application to ensure your log in information is correct. If you have any problems logging into the LAP application, please contact the ITSD Helpdesk at (800) 347-0887.

SUBJECT 5: Gerber Infant Fruit and Vegetable Foods. In July 2019, Gerber will be introducing a limited variety of 2nd Foods infant foods in 4 oz. containers. Gerber will continue to have the current varieties available in the 2 pack of 4 oz. containers. The approved varieties of Gerber 4 oz. containers will be apple, apple prune, apple spinach kale, apple zucchini peach, banana, banana blueberry, carrot, pear, pear carrot pea, and pear zucchini.

Local agencies still need to ask each caregiver or parent of 6-11 month old infants if they want to purchase single 4 oz. containers (4 OZ JAR(S)) or 2 packs of 4 oz. containers (TWIN-PACK (4 OZ TUB)). If the family wants to purchase Beech-Nut brand or Gerber in the 4 oz. containers, they will need to have WIC checks issued for 4 OZ JAR(S). If the family wants to purchase twin packs of Gerber or Tippy Toes brands they will need to have WIC checks issued for TWIN-PACK (4 OZ TUB).

Authorized WIC retailers that stock Gerber products on their shelves are not required to stock the new Gerber varieties of 4 oz. containers. If you have any questions about this notice please contact Bridgett Henderson, WIC Retailer Manager, at 573-751-6204 or by email at Bridgett.Henderson@health.mo.gov

SUBJECT 6: wichealth.org Newsletter. Please see the attached April and May 2019 wichealth.org newsletters.

April Highlights - Health eKitchen
We are always searching for ways to make the client experience more enjoyable. A new client may not know how to navigate Health eKitchen at first glance. We have created a new resource that introduces the ways in which Health eKitchen can be utilized. Check it out yourself!
Finding Recipes in Health eKitchen

May Highlights - Sneak Peak: New Lessons Coming Soon
This summer we will release a new series of SIX lessons targeting prenatal moms. We are so excited about them and are confident you agency staff, clinic staff, and participants will love them. Together, these six lessons provide a guide to newborns. The series focuses on understanding baby’s cues, newborn feeding, and so much more!

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Sipakati at Rose.Sipakati@health.mo.gov
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WIC Positions

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.

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