September 21, 2020 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Civil Rights Impact Analysis – Update to Policy and Forms
SUBJECT 2: Updated Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities and Income Guidelines Forms
SUBJECT 3: Available WIC Outreach Materials
SUBJECT 4: Food Package VII for Fully Breastfeeding Mothers of Multiples
SUBJECT 5: August wichealth.org Newsletter
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – St. Charles County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – People’s Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Samuel U. Rodgers WIC Program
SUBJECT 1: Civil Rights Impact Analysis – Update to Policy and Forms. The updated Civil Rights Impact Analysis policy and accompanying forms were effective September 16, 2020. Please review the revised Civil Rights Impact Analysis policy 11.1.040 located here. The impact analysis form WIC-34 was updated to mirror the revisions to the policy and is divided into four separate forms: WIC-34A Opening a New Clinic, WIC-34B Closing a Clinic, WIC-34C Reducing Hours/Days of a Clinic, and WIC-34D Relocating a Clinic. The local agency should complete the form that is specific to their request. In addition, there are two new forms to be submitted based on the specific request: WIC-56 Inventory Request form and WIC-57 Inventory Return or Transferred form. Please refer to the individual WIC-34 forms to see which equipment inventory form must be submitted. All forms are located at https://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/localagency/formspoliciesprocedures/ under the Administrative Forms tab and are only available electronically.
For questions on the revised policy or forms, please contact your district’s technical assistant or email email@example.com
SUBJECT 2: Updated Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities and Income Guideline Forms. The WIC-10 Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities form has updated language and is now available to order from the warehouse. Currently only the pads of 50 are available. Laminated copies will not be available to order until a later date. The updated WIC-10 is available in English and Spanish, with the additional translations coming soon! In addition, the laminated #909 Income Guidelines for 2020-2021 form is ready to order from the warehouse. Local agencies can use the WIC-8 resource order form to place orders or send order requests and questions to WICresources@health.mo.gov
SUBJECT 3: Available WIC Outreach Materials. The WIC-58 Missouri WIC one page Outreach resource is now available in the warehouse. This two-sided handout, with English on one side and Spanish on the other, is an additional outreach option to use along with #175 Missouri WIC Outreach Brochure. The WIC state agency is aware of the outdated income guidelines on #175. Please continue to use #175 until an updated version is completed. The WIC-58 and #175 are located at https://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/localagency/resourcespublications/ under the Outreach tab. Please email Cailee.Rye@health.mo.gov with any questions. Until the updated WIC-8 resource form is available, please email WICresources@health.mo.gov to order the WIC-58.
SUBJECT 4: Food Package VII for Fully Breastfeeding Mothers of Multiples. Fully breastfeeding mothers of multiples receive 1.5 times the benefits of Food Package VII. The following changes to this food package are due to eWIC implementation. Please see the two attachments with MOWINS screenshots of the food prescription and shopping list for further demonstration of these changes.
- Juice: Issued as a rounding alternate (4 cans one month, 5 cans the next); however, the food prescription will show 4.5 cans each month.
- Cheese: Issued as 1.5 lbs. each month. Participants can purchase 1 lb and 8 oz. cheese packages to redeem full benefits.
- Whole grains: Issued as 24 oz. each month. MOWINS will not do a rounding alternate for ounces of whole grains. We are working to provide other whole grain options to avoid loss of benefits.
Please contact Kelly Teeple at Kelly.Teeple@health.mo.gov with any questions.
SUBJECT 5: August wichealth.org Newsletter. Highlights include:
- New Digital Tools for WIC Clients: A Request for Proposals (RFP) Checklist. In 2019, The Center on Budget Policy Priorities, Social Interest Solutions, and the National WIC Association partners created a toolkit to provide “an overview of recent efforts to modernize and use technology to streamline WIC benefit and service delivery and improve participants’ experience.” The group included a “detailed checklist of consideration for soliciting strong proposals” when acquiring new digital tools for WIC participants. The RFP Checklist is intended to be used as a document to help inform prospective partners about how our online nutrition education platform meets the items for consideration included in the checklist. To download the document, select the image inside the attached newsletter or visit: https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/launching-new-digital-tools-for-wic-participants
- Lesson Spotlight: Making a Meal Plan. Studies show that “the average American family throws out 25 percent of the food they purchase. For a family of four, that means throwing away between $1,365 and $2,275 every year.” The good news is that when we take the time to meal plan and create a clear grocery list, we stretch dollars, reduce food waste, and avoid mealtime frustration. This lesson provides easy, valuable tools that both beginners and experienced meal planners can quickly learn to use. Explore two of the lesson’s most popular resources.
- Webinar Series. Join us in September and October as we introduce four of our newest lessons. Register for the following webinars using the links listed in attached newsletter.
- September 9th at 12:30PM CST – Solving Picky Eating and Help Your Child Develop Healthy Eating
- September 23rd at 12:30PM CST – Baby’s First Cup and Building Healthy Bodies with Iron Foods
- October 7th at 12:30PM CST – Making Mealtime a Family Time and Guide To Food Safety
- October 21st at 12:30PM CST – Feeding Your 6 to 12 Month Old and Feeding Your 12 to 24 Month Old
- Health eKitchen Featured Recipes. With summer drawing to a close, Health eKitchen shifts from cool, healthy smoothies to the freedom and ease of slow cooking. A few minutes of morning meal prep, and any one of these delicious recipes below could be waiting for you at the end of the day!
- Cinnamon Apple Slow Cooker Pork
- Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- Crockpot Creamy Chicken
- Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken
- Slow Cooker Lasagna
- Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
- Homemade Yogurt
- Slow Cooker Pork and Bean Tacos
- New Flyers: Instructions to Add Wichealth to Your Home Screen. Did you know that you can save a website to the home screen of your phone? With just a few simple steps, you can find a wichealth icon on either an Apple or Android device allowing wichealth to work similarly to an app. To download the new flyers in English or Spanish for both Apple and Android devices, please visit the attached newsletter and choose the link appropriate for your personal device.
Please contact Kelly Teeple at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set-up a staff account.(ONE ATTACHMENT)
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – St. Charles County Health Department. The Saint Charles County (SCC) Health Department is currently accepting applications for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor position within the WIC Program. The selected candidate will give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and help mothers achieve their own breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is a must. For detailed job description please visit SCC Human Resources Employment Opportunities website: https://hr.sccmo.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
All applications must be submitted only through the Saint Charles County Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr
Faxed, e-mailed, or printed applications will not be accepted. For questions, please contact Eva Obirek at email@example.com
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program has an immediate opening for a full time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in the WIC program. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, must have breastfed at least one baby. The selected candidate will provide breastfeeding information and support to WIC eligible participants.
Resumes will be accepted by online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – People’s Health Centers. People’s Health Centers WIC Program has an immediate opening for a part time (20-30 hours per week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in the WIC program. The candidate must have a high school diploma or GED, must have breastfed at least one baby. The selected candidate will provide breastfeeding information and support to WIC eligible participants.
Resumes will be accepted by online application to https://peoplesfamilystl.org/careers/
JOB POSTING: Full-Time Nutritionist/Dietitian – Samuel U. Rodgers WIC Program. Samuel U Rodgers WIC Program has immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian. 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 at our Northland clinic (2 days per week) and downtown site (3 days per week). There is flexibility with this position to be part-time.