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July 14, 2014

Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education Plans are Due!

Attention WIC Directors and Coordinators, the Nutrition Education Plan and Breastfeeding Education Plan are due to the state office by August 15, 2014. The plans and guidance to complete them have been updated and are available through the links above in a fillable PDF form. You can submit your plan via email to Kate or by mail. Call or email Kate with any questions or concerns.

Milk & Cheese REMINDER

As of today, When your substituting cheese for milk, the milk increment amount will show in 1 quart increments rather than 4. Please remember that ALL women and children with 2 and 3 year food packages will need a NEW food package entered for October 1st (and future packages also updated). See this guidance document for more detail on making those updates and how to substitute cheese for milk with the changed rates (4 quarts per pound of cheese currently and 3 quarts for 1 pound of cheese as of October 1st). In addition, as we do not authorize regular soy milk in quarts (i.e. 8th Continent, Lucerne, and Silk) you will need to add a quart of Pacific Ultra to provide the full nutrition benefit for participants receiving soy AND cheese as of October 1st. If the participant does not want the Pacific Ultra quart, you MUST document tailoring down the package. Remember, quarts of Pacific Ultra Soy can ONLY be purchased when specified on the participant's benefit. A list of all participants by state ID who need an updated prescription may be obtained on the Reports/Utilities site and is called "Food Prescription Changes- October 2014". Please call Kate, Chris or the help desk with any questions.

June 2014 Reports Available

Benefits Issued & Redeemed Report
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Report
Participation Report

RiverStone WIC Seeking Applicants

The WIC Program at RiverStone Health, in Billings, is seeking applicants for two Competent Professional Authority (CPA) positions. CPAs perform income and nutritional screening for WIC eligibility, provide low-risk education and work with dietitians in the MCH program for high risk follow-up. Click HERE to apply.

The University of Albany Breastfeeding Grand Rounds Webinar

On August 7, 2014, the University of Albany will be hosting a webinar on the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes & Promoting and Supporting Exclusive Breastfeeding. The webinar will begin at 6:30am and will be eligible for 2 WIC CEUS (send in Post Article, Webinar form). A request for 2 L CERPs has been made from those wanting IBCLC and/or CLC CEUs. Webinar details and registration information is available.

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