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January 6, 2014


Local Agency Conference Call January 9, 2014

Please join us for a Local Agency Conference Call on Thursday January 9th, 2014 from 9-11am. Please also review the updated conference call agenda. This is a Web Ex Conference Call, please refer to the agenda for Web Ex connection information.


Similac Formula Reminder

This is just a reminder about the changes in our Similac Formulas. Remember, all new babies will now only have an option to choose between two contract formulas, Similac Advance or Enfamil Prosobee. Any babies already on Similac Sensitive, Total Comfort or Spit Up from before January 1st may continue on them, but will need an Rx on file by April 1st, which will allow them to stay on it until September 30, 2014. We strongly encourage a trial of Similac Advance for several weeks before considering an Rx for a special formula. You may mix a package for a participant with the Similac Advance and another formula in order to give it a try. Call the State office if you have questions about how to do this in MSPIRIT or about this change in formula options. See the 12-16-13 newsletter for all of the materials associated with this change and please attend the January 9th conference call for further discussion. Thanks!


ATTENTION LARCs: Retailer Advisory Group Conference Call Cancelled

The Retailer Advisory Group conference call scheduled for January 16th, 2014 has been cancelled until further notice. We are still planning to have our Retailer Advisory Group call on March 13th, and we will be sending an agenda as we get closer to that date.


Intensive Course: Nutrition for Infants, Children & Adolescents, Feb. 17-19 in Alabama

The Department of Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences University of Alabama at Birmingham is hosting a 3 day intensive course titled Nutrition for Infants, Children & Adolescents in Birmingham, AL on February 17-19, 2014. The 2014 Intensive Course Brochure provides more information, as does their website. In addition to the Intensive Course, they are also offering a nationwide teleconference titled HOT TOPICS in Pediatric Nutrition. Check back on their website regularly for information on the HOT TOPICS teleconference and how to participate.


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