September 30, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Updated Policies on WOM October 1, 2013
SUBJECT 2: Program for Dietetic Interns
SUBJECT 3: Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD
SUBJECT 4: Midwest Dairy Council Webinar: Kids are Drinking What?
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Crescent Clinic WIC Jackson County

  1. Updated Policies on WOM October 1, 2013: USDA recently approved two updated WIC Policies. The updated policies are ER # 3.05600, Explaining the FI Redemption Process; and ER # 3.08500, Partial Formula Redemption. The updated policies will be posted on the WOM web site: on October 1, 2013.

    In both policies, the change that was made was to remove “infant” in front of “formula” in several places. This change was made to reduce confusion because formula is not always for an infant.

    If you have questions please contact Mark Davis at or 573-526-5323 or 800-392-8209 or your TA staff.

  2. Program for Dietetic Interns: The Program for Dietetic Interns (PDI) is now taking applications for the 2014-2015 class year. Up to four interns will be chosen from the pre-select option. This is advantageous for eligible employees of local WIC providers. The deadline for the pre-select option is Dec. 15th. There is no fee for those interns who are employed by the MDHSS WIC program or employed by a Missouri Local WIC Provider. A $3,000 fee applies to all other interns. Be sure to use the application form, which is required (see attached). The Dietetic Internship Recommendation form is also attached for your use. For more information, visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Strickland at 800-392-8209 or (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

  3. Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD: Start the year off right by getting a jump on the 5 hours of WIC continuing nutrition education (CNE) required for all CPA’s and nutritionist. Check out this one-day seminar “Nutrition and Feeding Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD” by Elizabeth Strickland, RD. LD. Learn how to help treat nutrition and feeding problems common in children diagnosed with autism, Asperger's, PDD-NOS, ADHD, and related disorders. This program has been approved for 6 CPE hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Live Seminars are available in St Louis, MO (U.S.) on Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013; Kansas City, MO (U.S.) on Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 and Fenton, Mo (U.S.) on Wednesday 10/23/13. For more details and cost information go to the following website.

  4. Midwest Dairy Council Kids are Drinking What? Webinar: On October 30th from 12-1:00 pm Central Time, the Midwest Diary Council is providing a webinar Kids Are Drinking WHAT?! to learn about alarming trends in child beverage consumption, based on NHANES data. Attendees will receive one free CEU. Please share this opportunity with Registered Dietitians and disperse through your organization. If you have any questions, please contact your TA Nutritionist. (TWO ATTACHMENTS)

    WIC Positions

    JOB OPPORTUNITY: Nutritionist/Dietitian-Crescent Clinic WIC Jackson County:
    Crescent Clinic WIC has an opening for a Nutritionist/Dietitian for the WIC program 32-35 hours per week. This position will be responsible for determining eligibility of WIC participants and providing nutrition and breastfeeding counseling to WIC participants. Must have a Bachelors degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics, or other area approved by the American Dietetic Association, with at least 15 semester hours in Human Nutrition including courses in Diet Therapy and Community Nutrition. WIC experience preferred but not required. Certification as a Registered Dietitian is not required. This position is open until filled. Please fax resume and cover letter to 816-763-1488. You may also apply in person. EOE

Dietetic Internship Program Application
Dietetic Internship Recommendation Form
Kids Are Drinking WHAT - Webinar
Kids Are Drinking WHAT - Registration