June 24, 2013 WIC Update

SUBJECT 1: Public Comment Invited on 2014 WIC State Plan
SUBJECT 2: Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria WOM Policies
SUBJECT 3: FFY 2014 LAP Webinar


  1. Public Comment Invited on 2014 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 2014 State Plan, which covers the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014. The State Plan describes the State agency's objectives and procedures for all aspects of WIC Program administration for the 2014 federal fiscal year. The State Plan is located at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/stateplan2014.php. All public comments are welcome and should be directed to the attention of Susan.White@health.mo.gov via email, fax 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. All comments are due to the Department of Health and Senior Services by July 12, 2013 to allow time for incorporation into the final document.

    2. Revised Nutrition Risk Criteria WOM Policies: USDA recently revised WIC nutrition risk criteria for four nutrition risk factors. As a result, five Missouri nutrition WOM policies were revised (attached). These policies will go into effect on July 22, 2013 and will be included in the WOM at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/wom/ on Monday, July 1, 2013.

    The Nutrition Assessment (NA) forms will be changing July 22. During the Nutrition Assessment transition, it is recommended not to provide a “current” Nutrition Assessment form to any participant who will be certified on or after July 22. This eliminates the participant completing both the “old” and “new” forms. Use of the hard copy new NA forms is not mandatory as the same questions will be in MOWINS, thus using the hard copy forms is optional. The NA questions in MOWINS are mandatory. Attached are the new 1 page Nutrition Assessment forms that are effective July 22.

    This information will be shared with all LWPS during the trainings June 24-28 and July 8-9.

    The revised Risk Factor Definitions Tables are located at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/policies.php. If you have any questions, please discuss with your TA Nutritionist. (ELEVEN ATTACHMENTS)

    3. FFY 2014 LAP Webinar: The overview and updates webinar for the FFY 2014 LAP is now available at: http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wiclwp/training-wic_lap.php.

    If you have any questions, please contract Debby Hanlon at Debby.Hanlon@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6196 or 800-392-8209.

 

Attachments:
ER 2 01400 Local WIC Provider Nutrition Personnel Nutritionist
ER 2 01500 Local WIC Provider Nutrition Personnel CPA
ER 2 01650 Local WIC Personnel WIC Certifier
ER 2 04475 Risk Factors 341 through 362 Nutrition-Related Risk Conditions
ER 2 04550 Guidelines for Assigning Dietary Risk Factors 401, 411, 425, 427 & 428
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children Ages 1-5
WIC-35 Nutrition Assessment for Children Ages 1-5 - Spanish
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women
WIC-36 Nutrition Assessment for Women - Spanish
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants
WIC-37 Nutrition Assessment for Infants - Spanish