October 21, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: MOWINS eLearning Training Viewing Process
SUBJECT 2: National 2014 WIC Association Calendars
SUBJECT 3: Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat Bread
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Grace Hill Health Centers

  1. MOWINS eLearning Training Viewing Process: The MOWINS training has been converted to eLearning and consists of seven (7) required Sessions. Currently, there are five (5) Sessions ready for viewing. WIC Staff are working diligently to complete the remaining two (2) Sessions. There has been a change to the process of viewing the MOWINS eLearning Trainings. Most recently, when clicking on one of the Session links, trainees were taken to a registration form to register for that particular session. This is no longer the case. Clicking on a Session link will take the trainee to a specific page that lists each module you are required to complete for that particular session. Upon completion of all modules in a session, the trainee will need to complete an evaluation, confirmation of completion form, and will have the opportunity to print a certificate of completion for their records.

    Please submit questions to the WIC Help Desk via e-mail at WICHelpDesk@health.mo.gov or by calling 800-554-2544.

  2. National 2014 WIC Association Calendars: The State WIC office has purchased the 2014 National WIC Association calendars. Local WIC providers who requested the calendars will receive the calendars during the week of November 18, 2013. If your agency needs a special arrangement regarding shipments, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

  3. Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat Bread: The Healthy Life brand breads below are approved by the Missouri WIC program:

    • 100% Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Bread
    • Sugar Free 100% Whole Grain Wheat Bread
    Please share the attached poster with your staff. The poster is also available through the WIC food website as well as updated information about WIC foods. If you have questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov. (ONE ATTACHMENT)

  4. WIC Positions

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Grace Hill Health Centers: Grace Hill has an immediate opening for a full time Nutritionist/Dietitian in its WIC program. The successful candidate must have graduated from a four year college or university with a degree in Public Health Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economic or closely related field; including or supplemented by at least fifteen semester hours in food and nutrition , including courses in diet therapy and courses in community nutrition. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. Grace Hill is a comprehensive, multi-facet, not-for-profit health care system that serves all patient demographics, regardless of the ethnic or socio-economic background. WIC experience preferred but not required. To learn more about Grace Hill WIC, visit www.Gracehill.org. Send resume to Acey J. Staples at Grace Hill Health Centers, 1717 Biddle Street, St. Louis, Mo. 63106 or e-mail to AceyS@gracehill.org. WIC is an equal opportunity employer.

Healthy Life Bread Poster