2008 WIC Updates

December 29, 2008
Help Desk Coverage on Holidays
January 2009 Holidays
Formula Approvals January 12, 2009

December 22, 2008
Attention HANDS Agencies
Attention Agencies Who Have Not Yet Received All Their Measuring Equipment
Breastfeeding Coordinator Training
Blood Work for Infants Effective Immediately
Back Order until December 29, 2008 (Bright Beginnings Soy Pediatric Drink)
Corrected Food Package Codes for Bright Beginnings Soy Pediatric Drink
New to WIC Works - Breastfeeding a Magical Bond of Love
“Growing” Stickers for WIC children

Decemer 15, 2008
Requesting Reimbursement for MOWINS Travel or Lodging
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
Mead Johnson Nutritionals
Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life Kits
New Nutrition Education Materials

December 8, 2008
Christmas Holiday
November Caseload
Importance of Following Mixing Instructions for Infant Formulas
WIC Audit Closure Correspondence
CDC Materials for Folic Acid Awareness Week

December 1, 2008
MOWINS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) #2
Changes – Food Packages for Children and Women
Breastfeeding Critical For Preterm Infants
Sesame Street’s Healthy Habits for Life Educational Kits

November 24, 2008
PedNSS and PNSS 2006 Data Summaries
Missouri WIC Customer Satisfaction Report
WIC 24 Online System Update - October due date extended
HANDS Access
Missouri Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUITNOW
Revised WIC Nutrition Resource Request Form (WIC-7 form)

November 17, 2008
Thanksgiving Holiday
PedNSS and PNSS 2006 Data Summaries
Missouri WIC Customer Satisfaction Report
October Caseload Update
Nutrition Assessments in MOWINS
Extra Formula 
WIC New Resource Item

November 11, 2008
Disposing of HemoCue Analyzers, Scales & Measuring Boards
Infant Portable Measuring Board
Program for Dietetic Interns Reminder
Revised – Missouri WIC Reference Sheets for WIC Formulas, Foods, and Food Packages
Enfamil Premature LIPIL 24 Cal. In 3 fl oz bottle
Translated Nutrition Education and WIC Outreach Handouts
WIC Certifier Role and Refresher Training

November 3, 2008
WIC Certifier Role
ITSD Help Desk E-mail Address
MOWINS Pilot Delay
Saturday Clinics – November 29, 2008 and December 6, 2008
National WIC Association (NWA)’s 2009 Calendar Shipping Plan
Temporarily Out of Stock - Pregestimil® LIPIL® in Nursette® Bottles

October 27, 2008
Veteran's Day Holiday

October 20, 2008
Caseload Update

October 14, 2008
Equipment Order
HDFS Screen Change
New State WIC Employee
MOWINS Risk Factor Pre-Training Conference Calls
Discontinuation of the Nutrition Materials with “5-A-Day” logo/messages
Scale Inspection
Translated WIC Approved Food Lists on the DHSS Web

October 6, 2008
Columbus Day Holiday
Equipment Order

September 29, 2008
November 4-6, 2008 Nutrition Coordinator and WIC Coordinator Training Cancellation
Changes to the WIC Certifier's role
Shipping Notification Plastic Sleeves
New Nutrition Education Handout

September 22, 2008
MOWINS Training and Roll Out Dates
Fit WIC MO Web Page Updated
Program for Dietetic Interns
Plastic Sleeves

September 15, 2008
There are no WIC Updates for the week of September 15, 2008

September 8, 2008
FNEP Education Partners in WIC
WIC Approved Food List – Spanish
August Caseload

September 2, 2008
New Items in the MOWINS News Icon
Mandatory WIC and Nutrition Services Training
Missouri WIC Reference Sheets for WIC Formulas, Foods and Food Packages
Additional Translated Version of WIC Approved Food Lists
Updated WIC Supply Request Form (WIC-8 form, 09-08) 
Temporally Out of Stock - Pregestimil® LIPIL® in Nursette® Bottles
Enfamil NEXT STEP LIPIL Formulas in 28.8 oz cans (Bonus Pack)

August 25, 2008
Breast Pump Order
Labor Day Holiday
Microcuvette Confirmation
WIC Equipment Survey Update
2009 Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs and WIC

August 18, 2008
Additional Information on Tuna
WIC-24 Online Invoice Training
Spanish Version of the New Missouri WIC Approved Food List
Missouri WIC Association-Biennial Workshop
Revised High Risk Care Plan Form (WIC 55)
July Caseload Update
New Literature Available on the Web
New Tick Bite and Mosquito Bite Prevention Materials Available at DHSS Warehouse

August 11, 2008
WIC State Staff Comings and Goings
MOWINS News Icon on WIC Updates Site
WIC-24 Online Invoice Training
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training
Cheese Description Change
Spending Down End of Year Money
New Nutrition Education Handout
Translated Version of WIC Approved Food List
Fit WIC Missouri Evaluation
Tuna Can Size Change effective August 12, 2008

August 4, 2008
HANDS Help Desk Coverage- August 27 & 28, 2008
ALERT - September Basic Orientation Training dates have been changed to September 2 & 3, 2008
WIC Approved Food List - Chinese Language
Egg Size Change
WIC-24 Online Invoice Training - Save the Date

July 28, 2008
Clarification: Adjunct Eligibility Change-HDFS Screen
Missouri WIC Approved Food List - Spanish Version
"AR" PowerPoint Presentation - Initial Nutrition Education
Hemocue Analyzer Order
Microcuvette Survey
State WIC Staff Pictorial Directory

July 21, 2008
Using Satellite Numbers
Missouri Voter Registration Application (WIC/MVR-1)
Missouri WIC Approved Exempt Formulas and Medical Foods
New WIC Staff Member

July 14, 2008
June Caseload Update
2009 Draft WIC Contract with 4 Scopes of Work and a sample Budget Page
Discontinuation of Non-Contract Infant Formulas
Breast Pump Order
Availability of Nu-trish aB Acidophilus Milk
Plastic Sleeves For The WIC Participant ID Folders - Update
Eat Smart. Play Hard Power Plans (Lesson Plans)

July 7, 2008
Discontinuation of Non-Contract Formulas
Notification of shipping the new Missouri WIC Approved Food List (English)
Spanish Version of the new Missouri WIC Approved Food List
World Breastfeeding Week Promotion
Nutrition Education Items and Updated WIC Nutrition Education Request Form (WIC-7)

June 30, 2008
Adjunct Eligibility Change- HDFS Screen- Important Announcement
Change in the format of the HWIAC 425-01 Participation Report
Brief Survey on WIC Updates
Nutrition Education Opportunity-Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course
Nutrition Education Opportunity-Breastfeeding Conference

June 23, 2008
Adjunct Eligibility Change- HDFS Screen- Important Announcement
Local Agency Plan (LAP) Training and
District Meeting with the WIC Director Directions and Times
Important Announcement - Morning Session of the June 2008 Program Updates Training Canceled
Nutrition Education Opportunity
Voter Registration Timelines
Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) 3 Step Counseling Training in November

June 16, 2008
Important Announcement - Morning Session of the June 2008 Program Updates Training Canceled
Nutrition Education Opportunity

June 9, 2008
Important Announcement - Morning Session of the June 2008 Program Updates Training Canceled
Group Nutrition Education
VENA Education Committee May 21 Meeting Minutes
Brief Survey on WIC Updates
Nutrition Education Codes/HWNE Screen Changes
May Caseload Update

June 2, 2008
Change to the Income Question on the H202 screen
FFY2009 WIC State Plan Goals and Objectives
New HANDS Help Desk Staff Person
HANDS Help Desk Coverage- June 18
WIC 24 June Submission Deadline June 9
FDA Alert on Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream
Recall of Formula

May 27, 2008
WIC 24 June Submission Deadline June 9
Voter Registration Cards

May 19, 2008
WIC Computer Equipment Procedures/ Extra Ink Cartridges
Voter Registration Cards
Important Reminder on Raw Milk

May 12, 2008
Per Participant Rate Increase
New Anthropometric Equipment Available
April Caseload
Notification of Children’s New Food Package Implementation
Letter from Mead Johnson Regarding Pregestimil LIPIL
VENA Education Committee April 17 Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2008
Per Participant Rate Increase
New Anthropometric Equipment Available
National Survey of WIC Participants
2008 WOM Installation
Invitation for FY 2009 Breastfeeding Peer Counseling (BFPC) Program

April 28, 2008
Assessment and Treatment - Childhood Obesity Nutrition Ed. Opportunity
Nutrition in Pregnancy Across the Lifespan - Nutrition Ed. Opportunity
Handling Rebates from the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
WIC Reports on Crystal
Recording Revision 9 Risk Factor Smoking Information
Discontinuation of Acidophilus Milk and Kindercal(r) Institutional Products

April 21, 2008
New Crystal Report - "Participant Cycles with Counts and Percentages"
Laminated Income Guidelines - Lunar Blue
Discontinued Nu-Trish Milk
Assessment and Treatment - Childhood Obesity Nutrition Ed. Opportunity
Nutrition in Pregnancy Across the Lifespan - Nutrition Ed. Opportunity
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program Evaluation Report
Handling Rebates from the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

April 14, 2008
State Holidays in May
2007 Birth Data
WIC Basic Orientation Training for CPAs
VENA Education Committee March 27 Meeting Minutes
Revised “Food To Grow On” Handout and Request Form (WIC 7)
Description Change for Juice Food Item on WIC Checks

April 7, 2008
Food Cost Containment Measures Being Implemented May 1, 2008
WIC Operations Manual (WOM) – Revised
No HANDS Help Desk Coverage-April 2008 Meetings
Revised WIC Approved Food List and WIC Supply Request Form
March Caseload

March 31, 2008
Food Cost Containment Measures Being Implemented May 1, 2008
Updated Immunization Schedules
HANDS Help Desk Position Vacancy
WIC Local Agency Plan (LAP) and District Meetings with the WIC Director- Mandatory Training
June 2008 Program Updates Training Registration - Mandatory Training
Nutrition Education Opportunity - Annual University of Alabama Satellite
Breastfeeding Conference: Save the date
VENA Nutrition Committee March 24 Meeting Minutes

March 24, 2008
USDA Revision 9 Nutrition Risk Factors – Effective April 14, 2008
February Caseload
Reorganization of WIC Reports Folders
HANDS Help Desk and Cathy Propst
Required LWP Information on the WIC ID Folders
State WIC Staff Pictorial Directory
Save-The-Date For WIC June 2008 Program Updates Training
Loving Support Partnering with WIC for Breastfeeding Success Video
Breast Pump Order
Extra Formula
VENA Nutrition Committee February 25 Meeting Minutes
Missouri WIC Income Guidelines April 1, 2008- March 31, 2009
Income Changes in HANDS

March 17, 2008
Mid-Year Evaluations
Enhancement Grants Update
Income Changes in HANDS
Time Frames for Processing Applicants
USDA Revision 9 Nutrition Risk Factors - Effective April 14, 2008
WIC 1 and 2 Revisions

March 10, 2008
Microcuvette Delivery
Green "Computer" WIC Checks
MOWINS LWP Computer Equipment Survey
Schedule to Eliminate Paper Reports/Convert to PDF – Crystal
HANDS System Down- March 15, 2008
Crystal Reports (Updated Instructions)
New WIC Reminder/Appointment Cards

March 3, 2008
TXT Update Files for Manual Check Program - Price Increases
Reminder on Using STRM Screen in HANDS
New Satellite Numbers for Selected LWPs

February 25, 2008
HANDS System Down- March 15, 2008
Plastic Sleeves For the WIC Participant ID Folders
Nutrition Resource Packet
Size Change Nursette Products - Mead Johnson Nutritionals (MJN)

February 19, 2008
Crystal Reports
Breastfeeding Conference
Revision 9 Nutrition Risk Factors-COMING SOON

February 11, 2008
WIC Reports in Crystal
Name of WIC New Data System
New Satellite Numbers for Selected LWPs
New Handout For The WIC Initial Contact (AR):  "Tobacco, Alcohol and other Drugs (#508)" - English Version
Revised WIC 29 - Documentation For Medical Needs Formula Issuance
Smoke Exposure Nutrition Education Code
Plastic Sleeves for Participant ID Folders
National Nutrition Month
January Caseload
Breast Pump Order

February 4, 2008
HANDS Screens - Income Change
Technical Assistance Contact for HemoCue

January 28, 2008
Microcuvette Survey
Link to Crystal Reports – WIC
Caseload Amendments - Response Requested
 WIC Press Release

January 22, 2008
2008 Enhancement Project Email Contact Changed
No HANDS Help Desk Coverage
Redesign of Green "Computer" WIC Check Stock
New Message Printed At Bottom of Food Area on WIC Checks

January 14, 2008
University of Alabama Pediatric Nutrition Satellite Sites Needed
Crystal Reports on the Web
Breastfeeding Coordinator Training

January 7, 2008
December Caseload
Registered Dietitian Licensed Dietitian
University of Alabama Pediatric Nutrition Satellite Conference Sites Needed
March Mandatory VENA 3 Step Counseling Training
2008 Enhancement Project Email Contact Changed