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April 7, 2014


WIC Futures Study Group Meeting

The WIC Futures Study Group will be meeting in Helena on May 13th and 14th.  If you plan to come and observe please RSVP to Mark Squires at (406) 444-5533 before May 8th so we have a count for the caterer. View the meeting agenda.


Local Agency Monitoring Survey

In the next two weeks, please complete this survey on monitoring processes. Please think about the new monitoring process and how that impacted your most recent monitoring visit. The data collected from this survey will be presented to the WIC Future Study Group and used to make recommendations on the monitoring process. All responses are confidential.


Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call

The next BPCP conference call will be April 23, 2014. The call will begin at 9:00 am and is expected to end at 10:00 am. If you have any agenda items, please send them to Chris by April 16th.


Online Breastfeeding Conference

iLactation has an online Heart to Heart Conference available until April 30, 2014. A total of 20 credits are available (not necessarily equal to 20 WIC CEUs or 20 CLC credits). They do offer a group rate for 6 or more people.


Save the Date: VENA Webinar

On May 28th from 12-1pm USDA will be hosting their next VENA webinar. More details to come, but if you are interested, please mark your calendar.


The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is Back

Time to break out your chef hat! First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth. We’re inviting parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12, to submit an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty, with the opportunity to be invited to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" here at the White House where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. Learn more about the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and to submit your recipe!


Great Article About the Importance of Vegetables

Here is an article written by a local RD in Billings, MT about the importance of vegetables and great tips to increase intake. This would be an excellent article to use in conjunction with nutrition education in clinic.


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