January 22, 2007 WIC Update

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SUBJECT 1: District Meetings with the WIC Director
SUBJECT 2: Springfield - March Program Updates Site Change
SUBJECT 3: Translated Versions of Nutrition Assessment Forms (Arabic, Bosnian, Korean and Somali)

  1. District Meetings with the WIC Director: Lyn Konstant, WIC Director, will be hosting meetings in each of the six districts and St. Joseph this spring. These were very successful last year and a wonderful opportunity for Lyn to visit with agencies and talk with staff directly. Local agency administrators, WIC coordinators and any other WIC staff are invited to meet with Lyn. An update on major WIC projects such as the pilot for tri-monthly check issuance, new WIC data system, VENA and electronic WIC reports will be provided. There will be time for discussion of local agency issues and concerns. Dates, locations and times are as follows:

    March 8, 10:00 to 12:00 in St. Louis at the Eastern District Health Office
    March 27, 10:00 to 12:00 in Independence at the NW District Health Office
    April 5, 1:30 to 3:30 in Poplar Bluff at the SE District Health Office
    April 12, 10:00 to 12:00 in Jefferson City in the WIC and Nutrition Training Room
    May 17, 10:00 to 12:00 in Macon at the NE District Health Office
    May 18, 10:00 to 12:00 in St. Joseph at the St. Joseph-Buchanan County Health Department
    May 23, 1:30 to 3:30 in Springfield at the Brentwood Branch Library, Community Room

    You may attend a meeting in any location. Attendance is not mandatory. Please let Lyn know if you plan to attend a meeting; it helps us to plan for room arrangements and materials. Questions/issues can be sent to Lyn ahead of time by calling her at 573-751-6086 or by email at Lyn.Konstant@health.mo.gov. An agenda and directions to meeting locations will be forthcoming.

  2. Springfield - March Program Updates Site Change: Due to overwhelming response, the Springfield March 16th Program Updates Training Site has been changed to the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Sahara Conference Room, at 2550 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO. The website for the hotel is http://www.ramadaoasis.com// and the phone number is 1-888-532-4338. Attached are directions to the hotel.

    This location change will allow more LWP staff to attend on this date. If you have any questions, please e-mail danne.ward@health.mo.gov.
  1. Translated Versions of Nutrition Assessment Forms (Arabic, Bosnian, Korean, and Somali): The following WIC Nutrition Assessment forms have been translated into various languages.

    - Nutrition Assessment Form for Women (WIC-36)
    - Nutrition Assessment Form for Infants (WIC-37)
    - Nutrition Assessment Form for Children (WIC 35)

    Attached are Arabic, Bosnian, Korean, and Somali. The remaining translated forms (Chinese, Hmong, and Vietnamese) will be included in the next WIC Update. Please make copies as needed. If you have any questions, please contact Takako Tagami at Takako.Tagami@health.mo.gov.

Attachments:
Oasis Hotel - Springfield directions March Program Updates.doc
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children AR.pdf
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women AR.pdf
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants AR.pdf
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children BOS.pdf
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women BOS.pdf
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants BOS.pdf
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children KO.pdf
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women KO.pdf
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants KO.pdf
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children SO.pdf
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women SO.pdf
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants SO.pdf