September 30, 2019 WIC Updates
SUBEJCT 1: Microcuvette Delivery
SUBEJCT 2: Lactation Support Mini-Grant for Businesses
SUBJECT 3: New Missouri WIC Nutrition Services Manager
SUBJECT 4: FFY 20 Monitoring Forms
SUBJECT 5: WIC Resources Update
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Certifier – NECAC WIC
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Affinia Healthcare
SUBJECT 1: Microcuvette Delivery. Most local agencies received shipments of microcuvettes during the week of September 24, 2019. Once the order is received, please verify that the number of microcuvettes received matches the number listed on the packing slip. If the number of microcuvettes in the package is the same as the packing slip, sign and date the packing slip. Please fax the signed packing slip to WIC Operations at 573-526-1470 or scan and email the signed packing slip to WICOperations@health.mo.gov within one week of receiving the shipment. Confirmation on the packing slip is required for the state agency to pay for the microcuvettes.
If the number of microcuvettes received is different from the packing slip, please call Jason Seehusen at 573-526-6661. If you are unable to locate your packing slip, please send an email stating how many boxes you received and the date you received the shipment to WICOperations@health.mo.gov
Thank you for your prompt cooperation.
SUBJECT 2: Lactation Support Mini-Grant for Businesses. The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a statewide initiative to increase employer support for breastfeeding mothers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering up to $500 to a limited number of Missouri employers to create or improve their lactation support policies and programs. For example, funds may be used for locks on doors, privacy screens or partitions, comfortable chairs, tables, or other flat surfaces to hold a breast pump or signs. To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, the employer must submit their breastfeeding support policy, which must be in compliance with the breastfeeding support requirements from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Please let employers in your area know that this grant is available. Assisting businesses in becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites is an important way that WIC local agencies can support breastfeeding mothers. To apply, please complete the attached application, and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2019. Please call 573-522-2820 with any questions.
SUBJECT 3: New Missouri WIC Nutrition Services Manager. The Missouri WIC program is very pleased to announce that Rose Sipakati, RD, LD has been selected to serve as Nutrition Services Manager. Rose began her new role on Monday, September 16. Rose has spent 17 years at the WIC state agency and has been a tremendous asset in performing many important nutrition roles across the bureau. Most recently, Rose has served as supervisor of the WIC Central Office Nutrition staff, has managed formula approval and direct shipments, and has contributed greatly during the transition period during the Nutrition Services Manager vacancy. Rose, a Registered Dietitian, has also spent several years at the Callaway County WIC local agency. Rose’s friendly, helpful and calm demeanor, even when the WIC fires are burning, make her a great Missouri WIC team member! Please take an opportunity to welcome Rose to her new role of WIC Nutrition Services Manager.
You may reach Rose at Rose.Sipakati@health.mo.gov and her contact information is below:
Rose Sipakati, RD, LD, Nutrition Services Manager
Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services
MO Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109
SUBJECT 4: FFY 20 Monitoring Forms. The updated FFY 20 nutrition and administrative monitoring forms are posted on the Forms, Policies, and Procedures web page.
The Nutrition Monitoring Summary is used as a checklist during the local agency monitoring. The Off Year Nutrition Monitoring Follow-Up and the Skills Checklist for Effective Counseling replaces the Clinic Assessment Tool. These two forms will be completed by the district TA nutritionist during a local agency visit in the year after the monitoring. Please contact your assigned district staff if you have any questions.
SUBJECT 5: WIC Resources Update.
- Shipment Plan for the National WIC Association (NWA) 2020 WIC Calendars.
A limited quantity of NWA 2020 WIC calendars will be shipped to all local agencies by October 30, 2019. Please utilize these calendars as a nutrition education tool during participant nutrition education and for worksite wellness activities. The calendar features simple recipes using WIC foods and other fun cooking ideas. The state agency plans to purchase NWA 2021 WIC calendars for local agencies to provide to participants as a nutrition education tool. Local agencies should not budget for or purchase NWA 2021 WIC calendars, as they will be purchased in a larger quantity by the state agency.
- USDA Infant Nutrition and Feeding Guide (2019 version) and Binders.
The USDA Infant Nutrition and Feeding Guides and binders were shipped to all local agencies on September 17, 2019. The guides should be distributed to all local agency nutrition staff.If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.email@example.com
JOB POSTING: Full-Time WIC Clerk/Certifier – NECAC WIC. The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) seeks a full-time WIC Clerk/Certifier for the Women, Infants and Children program at its St. Charles County Service Center in O’Fallon. Will work predominantly in St. Charles County, but may work in Warrenton to supplement the workforce when required. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also obtain an application at any NECAC Service Center.
For further information, call 1-800-748-7636 or visit our website, www.necac.org
JOB POSTING: Full-Time 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 Economic, 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 email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity employer.