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May 19, 2014

Important! Local Agency Conference Call Moved to June 19!

The local agency conference call scheduled for July 10 is moved up to June 19, from 9AM to 11AM. We will discuss food package changes that start on October 1, 2014. Call-in information will be posted in a newsletter closer to the scheduled date.

Order Forms & Nutrition Education Materials

The order form for Forms and Nutrition Education Material is available, please return it to Mark Squires by June 15, 2014.

LARC Training Make-Up Session

If you were unable to attend the LARC training in Bozeman on April 10-11, you must attend a WebEx on May 29 from 9AM to 10:30AM. We will go over the information provided to LARCs during the training. If you did attend, and would like a refresher, please join us. WebEx meeting information is available HERE.

Upcoming Farm Direct Webex Training

This is a reminder for those of you participating in our Farm Direct Webex training scheduled for this Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. We will be discussing how to enter FMNP benefits into M-SPIRIT when issuing to participants. In preparation for this training please review the Farm Direct Disclaimer Form. If you have any questions please contact Glade by email or call (406) 444-2841.

Income Guideline Change July 1, 2014

Starting on July 1, 2014, there are new income guidelines for WIC due to a change in the poverty level. The new income guidelines will be in M-SPIRIT on July 1 and when ordering forms, keep in mind all income inserts will need to be replaced. Follow this link for the new amounts for FY2015.

Formula Return Function in M-SPIRIT

Click HERE to learn about the Formula Return Function in M-SPIRIT.

WIC CEU Opportunities

Check out several items for WIC CEUs (and in some cases, other types of CEUs) that are available soon or over the next several months.

Beech-Nut Baby Food

There is now a 4.25oz glass jar of Beech-Nut fruit and vegetable baby food on the shelves. Please make sure to remind participants they are only to purchase 4oz fruit and vegetable baby food. The jars are a new shape and say 100% natural around the lid. See the new baby food jars online.

WIC Future Study Group

The WIC Future Study Group met on May 13-14 and recommended approval of the FFY 2015 budget. Minutes from that meeting will be posted in the next few weeks. Your budget packets for FFY 2015 will arrive in a few weeks as well.

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