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June 23, 2014

Make Your Reservations for Fall Training

Now is a good time to make reservations for the 2014 WIC Fall Training, September 15-16 in Missoula and September 18-19 in Billings.

Call the Best Western Plus in Missoula at (406) 543-0700. Tell them you are with WIC because block rooms are available. View the draft training agenda here.

Call the Crowne Plaza in Billings at (406) 252-7400 or make an online reservation. On the website just below the check in/check out date entry is the Group Code box where you enter "WIC" and the state rate will automatically come up. View the draft training agenda here.

Materials and Information from the Local Agency Conference Call

The PowerPoint slides on food package changes are available. Materials that accompanied the presentation including the partial of Chapter 8 2015 State Plan, the quick reference Food Package Changes, the revised Medically Necessary WIC Approved Formula Request Form and the revised Similac Prescription Form are available.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program (BPCP)Conference Call

There will be a BPCP conference call on Wednesday, June 23, 2014 from 9 - 10:00am. Call-in information is provided on the agenda.

Summer Food Program

Check out this information about the Summer Food Service Program (free meals) for children up to age 18 with 120 sites across Montana!

USDA Requesting Applications to Update the Loving Support Campaign

Loving Support, the Breastfeeding Promotion Campaign, developed by USDA is scheduled for an update. USDA is seeking applications from interested parties to update the campaign. For a brief description and link to the more detailed grant information, check out the press release.

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