SUBJECT 1: REMINDER - FY20 Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria and New Risk Factors, Effective September 21, 2020
SUBJECT 2: WIC Invoicing/WIC24 Invoice
SUBJECT 3: NEW! Missouri WIC Online Interest Form
SUBJECT 4: Update on the National WIC Association (NWA) Calendars

JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – St. Charles County Health Department

 

SUBJECT 1: REMINDER – FY20 Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria and New Risk Factors, Effective September 21, 2020. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has announced the revised nutrition risk criteria for FY 2020. The changes in the USDA definitions/cut-off values and justifications do not impact the system assignment of risk factors in MOWINS. Since the changes are minor, there will be no webinar training or conference call before the implementation date. Please see a summary of the risk factors affected and changes to the USDA definitions/cut-off values and justifications below.

REVISED CRITERIA:

  • 304 History of Preeclampsia: The Justification, Clarification and Reference sections were expanded and updated. The Implications for WIC Nutrition Services section was added to the write-up.
  • 338 Pregnant Woman Currently Breastfeeding: The Justification, Clarification and Reference sections were expanded and updated. The Implications for WIC Nutrition Services section was added to the write-up.
  • 345 Hypertension and Prehypertension: The Definition/Cut-Off Value was revised to include the terms used for hypertension: chronic hypertension during pregnancy, preeclampsia, eclampsia, chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia, and gestational hypertension. The Justification, Clarification and Reference sections were expanded and updated. The Implications for WIC Nutrition Services section was added to the write-up
  • 357 Drug and Nutrient Interactions: The Definition, Justification and Reference sections were expanded and updated. The Implications for WIC Nutrition Services section was also added to the write-up.
  • 382 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Previously titled Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. The Definition/Cut-Off Value was revised to list the conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy, to include: fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol-related birth defects, alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder, and neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. The Justification, Clarification and Reference sections were expanded and updated. The Implications for WIC Nutrition Services section was added to the write-up.

NEW RISK FACTORS: These two risk factors will be added to the Missouri Risk Factor Summary and Priority Sheet effective September 21, 2020.

  • 382 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy.
  • 903 Foster Care: Entering the foster care system during the previous six months or moving from one foster care home to another foster care home during the previous six months.

The USDA definitions and justifications are posted on the WIC website. If you have any questions, please contact your district nutrition specialist.

SUBJECT 2: WIC Invoicing/WIC24 Invoice. When creating a Budget Adjustment or Invoice in the Online WIC Invoicing (WIC-24) application, please double check the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY). After October 1, the FFY for Budget Adjustments automatically defaults to 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.

SUBJECT 3: NEW! Missouri Online Interest Form. Coming October 1, 2020 is the new Missouri WIC Online Interest form! This is an exciting new avenue for Missourians to express interest in signing up for WIC! Access the online interest form wic.mo.gov.

How does the form work? Daily, a state agency employee will check for submissions of the form and distribute the submissions to the appropriate local agency WIC coordinator. The local agency will have 72 hours to connect with the interested Missourian. Please find the rest of the local agency procedures attached. Let’s work together to boost our participant rates with this simple form! If you have any questions please contact your district TA or email Cailee.Rye@health.mo.gov
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SUBJECT 4: Update on the National WIC Association (NWA) Calendars. Updates on the two upcoming NWA calendars:

2021 NWA Calendars
The NWA 2021 WIC calendars will be shipped to the local agencies who have requested them during the week of October 5, 2020. Local agencies will receive the quantity and type of calendars as requested. Please utilize these calendars as a nutrition education tool or for worksite wellness activities. The calendar features simple recipes using WIC foods and other fun cooking ideas.

2022 NWA Calendars
The state agency plans to purchase NWA 2022 WIC calendars for local agencies to provide to participants as a nutrition education tool. Local agencies should not budget for or purchase NWA 2022 WIC calendars.

If your agency would like to receive these calendars, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.tagami@health.mo.gov

 

WIC Positions

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 eobirek@sccmo.org.

Missouri WIC is an equal-opportunity employer.

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