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July 21, 2014

Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education Plans

Attention WIC Directors and Coordinators, the Nutrition Education Plan and Breastfeeding Education Plans are due to the state office by August 15, 2014. The plans and guidance to complete them have been updated.THESE UPDATED LINKS ARE WORD DOCUMENTS, AS THE PDF VERSION (FROM LAST WEEK) WOULD NOT LET YOU SAVE ENTRIES. You can submit your plan via email to Kate or by mail. Call or email Kate with any questions or concerns.

M-SPIRIT Module Updates

Several M-SPIRIT modules have been updated on our website including; Session 5 Modules 4 (bloodwork), 10 (SOAP notes), and 11 (CPA determined follow up) as well as Session 6 Module 11 (Nutrition Education Follow Up). At the very least, we recommend reviewing 5-10 and 6-11 as they will provide you with more updated and detailed training about documentation in the notes section for cert, mid-cert, and follow up appointments. We will continue to work on updating modules and will keep you posted as they are completed. Contact Kate if you have any questions!

Risk Factors for Excessive Prenatal Weight Gain

This study gathered information on a number of items to look at possible triggers for excessive weight gain during pregnancy. All of the participants were in the study during their first pregnancy. This article is worth 1 WIC CEU. Submit the WIC CEU Post Article, short Webinar or Teleconference form after completing the article.

Ellyn Satter Training Opportunity

In Billings on October 9, 2014, the Ellyn Satter Institute will be presenting a training on "Helping Children Eat and Grow Well." It will include the 'Division of Responsibility' of feeding. This is the second presentation of the three planned around Montana. Six WIC CEUs are available. There is no charge for registration. The training is sponsored by the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Team Nutrition.

World Breastfeeding Week 2014

World Breastfeeding Week, an international effort to promote and celebrate breastfeeding is August 1st-7th. This year's theme is "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal For Life!" and focuses on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Share NWA's infographic highlighting the benefits of human milk! Print it out as a mini poster or even as a handout for a breastfeeding discussion.

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