June 1, 2021 WIC Updates
SUBJECT 1: Upcoming State Holiday
SUBJECT 2: WIC Invoices
SUBJECT 3: WIC Conference Registration Information
SUBJECT 4: 2021 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course
SUBJECT 5: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) 2021 “Resilience in Practice: Pivoting to Address Changes in Public Health Nutrition.”
SUBJECT 6: Missouri WIC-Approved Juice Update
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Family Care Health Centers
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Dietitian/Nutritionist – Lawrence County Health Department
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Osage County Health Department
SUBJECT 1:Upcoming State Holiday. The WIC state agency will be closed, and there will be no MOWINS Help Desk support, on Monday, July 5.
SUBJECT 2: WIC Invoices. WIC invoices for May 2021 (submitted for payment in the month of June), along with prior months, must be submitted through the Online WIC Invoicing System by close of business Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Invoices submitted after that date will be held and paid in July 2021. This change in schedule complies with the close of the State Fiscal Year 2021 payment processing deadlines. If you have questions, please contact Laura Thompson at Laura.Thompson@health.mo.gov or 573-526-7901.
SUBJECT 3: WIC Conference Registration Information. The 2021 WIC Conference will be October 13-15, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference offers opportunities to network with WIC colleagues, keep up to date on nutrition and breastfeeding trends, and visit with participating WIC exhibitors. The conference registration fee is $240 per person. The state agency (SA) will pay the registration fees for a limited number of staff from each local agency (LA) based on their FY 2019 contracted annual caseload as displayed on the October 2019 Administrative Cost Report (ACR). The number of staff that the SA will fund is listed on the chart below. In addition, the SA is pleased to provide funding for all breastfeeding peer counselors to attend.
|FFY 2019 Monthly Caseload||State Paid Registrations For WIC Staff Up To|
|Less than 500||2|
|501 – 1,000||3|
|1,001 – 2,000||4|
|2,001 – 3,000||5|
|3,000 and more||6|
LAs who wish to send more staff than what the SA is funding are responsible for paying the extra registrations. All LA staff planning to attend the conference MUST register online with the Missouri WIC Association (MWA) to attend. The SA is paying the registration fees directly to the MWA. LAs will receive an invoice following the registration with instructions for payment for staff that exceeds to number the SA will fund. Registration is not final until payment has been received. Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment.
The SA has also allocated funding for lodging, travel, and meals for the number of staff listed above, billable through FFY 2022 Special Funding. Lodging allocations will be based on single occupancy, though staff choosing to double occupy a room will be given first priority to stay on-site at the conference hotel to maximize the number of staff situated on-site. The main hotel will not accommodate all attendees, and alternate hotel sites will be utilized as needed. Travel allowance is based on two persons per vehicle at the state rate of .43 cents/mile. Meal allowance is calculated using the state per diem of $28 per day ($10 lunch, $18 dinner). Breakfast buffet will be provided on October 14th & October 15th.
MWA will be sending the registration link soon, but will only keep it active for 3 weeks. Funding left from LAs not attending or not sending their full number of allocated paid registrations (from the chart above) may be reallocated to other LAs to cover the registration fee for additional staff.
MWA will provide hotel reservation and registration information at a later date. If your LA needs assistance in covering registration costs to send staff that exceeds the number of the SA is paying for or you have other questions about registration, please contact Deb Cullum at Debra.Cullum@lpha.mo.gov
SUBJECT 4: 2021 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course. The National Maternal Nutrition Intensive course is being held July 29-30, 2021, and will be delivered via Zoom this year, due to COVID-19. Registration for the course is open now at https://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/ce/mnic/.
The course will focus on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services. It is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians, and public health professionals who serve pre-conceptual, pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women. The live webinar program will be offered at a flat rate per person, so individuals may view any combination of live sessions.
The registration fee of $25.00 per person includes program sessions and a certificate for up to 6 contact hours of continuing professional education. This is a WIC-allowable cost. Group registration is available. The registration deadline is July 26, 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The recording of the webinar will be available from September 1-December 31, 2021 and information for this viewing is located at https://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/ce/mnic/. Contact your TA nutritionist, if you have any additional questions.
SUBJECT 5: Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) 2021 “Resilience in Practice: Pivoting to Address Changes in Public Health Nutrition.” ASPHN’s annual meeting will be held virtually, June 14 –16, 2021. Registration is open to members and non-members alike and there is no cost to attend. Attendees will earn CEUs for attending the live sessions. An outstanding line-up of informative and collaborative sessions will give attendees the knowledge and tools needed to improve nutrition and decrease disease across the nation. Please register by June 7, 2021 and encourage your colleagues to attend as well. The live QA poster will be held 12 - 4 PM ET on Thursday and Friday that week then Monday and Tuesday of the following week. Complete details are available on ASPHN's website.
For more information, contact Cyndi Atterbury at 814-255-2829, extension 700 or email@example.com
SUBJECT 6: Missouri WIC-Approved Juice Update. Manufacturing changes have resulted in the rebranding of the WIC-approved Hy-Top 64 ounce 100% juices. In response, the state agency (SA) has reviewed and approved the following Life Every Day branded juices.
|Item||UPC||Revised Item||Revised UPC|
|Hy-Top 100% Apple||0-50700-05189-5||Life Every Day 100% Apple||0-50700-01219-3|
|Hy-Top 100% Grape||0-50700-04486-6||Life Every Day 100% Grape||0-50700-01217-9|
|Hy-Top 100% Pineapple||0-50700-55415-0||Life Every Day 100% Pineapple||0-50700-01221-6|
|Hy-Top 100% White Grape||0-50700-04077-6||Life Every Day 100% White Grape||0-50700-01216-2|
Please direct questions regarding these changes to WICFoods@health.mo.gov
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor – Family Care Health Centers. Family Care Health Centers is accepting applications for a part-time (24 hrs./week) Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Responsibilities include providing breastfeeding information and support to new mothers and helping them achieve their breastfeeding goals. Personal breastfeeding experience is required.
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
For more information, please contact Amy Callico at:
(314) 353-5190 x3043
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Dietitian/Nutritionist – Lawrence County Health Department. The WIC Program is accepting resumes for a part-time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (3 days a week/21 hours). Responsibilities include assuring the WIC participants receive accurate nutrition assessments and appropriate nutrition education. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, public health or human nutrition, nutrition and fitness, foods, family and consumer sciences or home economics with a minimum of 15 credit hours in Foods and Nutrition, including at least one course in diet therapy and one course in community nutrition or nutrition in life cycle. Benefits include retirement, pro- rated Holidays and leave time.
For more information call 417-466-2201.
Fax resume to 417-466-7485.
JOB POSTING: Part-Time Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Osage County Health Department. The Osage County Health Department Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) program is accepting applications for a part time Registered Dietitian/Qualified Nutritionist. To qualify for this position, the person must be a Registered Dietitian or Qualified Nutritionist. The person in this position would be responsible for providing nutrition education, program certification/eligibility for participants, and assist in breastfeeding education support. WIC experience and training preferred. This position would be two Wednesdays per month.
For more information, please contact Elisha Rodgers, WIC Coordinator at (573) 897-3103.
Position will remain open until filled.
Resumes can be sent to the following:
Mail: PO Box 533, Linn MO. 65051.
Missouri WIC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.