June 25, 2012 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Public Comment Invited on 2013 WIC State Plan
SUBJECT 2: FFY2013 Local Agency Plan (LAP) Overview/Updates

  1. Public Comment Invited on 2013 WIC State Plan: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is soliciting public comment on the proposed Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program FFY 2013 State Plan, which covers the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. USDA requires states to develop an annual plan that includes goals on nutrition services initiatives to promote and support breastfeeding; retailer management; and other program goals. Additionally, comments are invited on the 2013 Local Agency Nutrition Services Contract Scope of Work for local WIC providers. The changes for 2013 are highlighted. All public comments are welcome and must be directed to the attention of Susan.White@health.mo.gov via email, or fax to 573-526-1470 or mail to Susan White, WIC and Nutrition Services, P.O. Box 570, 930 Wildwood Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0570. Comments will be included in the final copy of the plan which will be submitted to the US Department of Agriculture no later than July 13, 2012. All comments are due to the Department of Health and Senior Services by July 6, 2012 to allow time for incorporation into the final document. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

  2. FFY2013 Local Agency Plan (LAP) Overview/Updates: The FFY2013 Local Agency Plan (LAP) Overview/Updates e-learning webinar is now available at www.health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-wic_lap.php. It is anticipated that the LAP application will be available July 9, 2012. The FFY2013 LAP Manual is in the final stages of revision and will be posted to the web by the time the LAP application is available. You will be notified in a future WIC Updates when the LAP manual is posted.

    In the meantime, please ensure that you can log onto the LAP. If you have any problems with your user name and/or password, please contact the ITSD Help Desk at 800-347-0887. If you have any questions regarding the LAP webinar, please contact Debby Hanlon at 800-392-8209 or by email at Debby.Hanlon@health.mo.gov.

2013 Goals and Objectives
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