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January 14, 2013

January is a Time Study Month!

Hope that everyone remembered to track time spent on different WIC activities. If not – start now and go back to the 2nd and fill that time in! Thanks so much.

Participant Survey Postcards

Remember to hand out your participant survey postcards. All results are being recorded by agency at the state. This is great low-stress way to get feedback from participants!

Outreach Idea for January

The holiday break is over and students are starting the next term at college. Have you or your staff recently visited local college financial aid offices and provided them with outreach brochures? Potential WIC participants could be using these resources, but not know about WIC! The Montana WIC Program is working with the Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry campaign to increase awareness of nutrition programs and to reduce the number of hungry children in Montana. To learn more about No Kid Hungry, visit their website mt.nokidhungry.org.
Thank you for your ongoing outreach efforts!

Havre WIC is Hiring a CPA

The application process is completed through the Havre Job Service, or go to jobs.mt.gov and search under Hill County for the listing information.

Certified Lactation Consultant Training Enrollment

If you are planning to attend the CLC training, please list Montana WIC as your organization. If at least 4 people do this, you will receive the group registration rate! Vicky Tusler has more information.

Free Nutrition Videos and Materials

Nutrition.Gov is offering free educational tools to encourage participation at Farmers' Markets. Available on-line to download or as a free DVD are 'Farmers Markets: Fresh, Nutritious, Local' and 'Kids Rock Nutrition in the Kitchen.' For more information about these resources please click here.

Grant to Facilitate Finding and Enrolling Children in Healthy Montana Kids and Healthy Montana Kids Plus

A federal grant opportunity for finding and enrolling children in Healthy Montana Kids and Healthy Montana Kids Plus is open until February 21, 2013. This may be of interest to your local government. To find out more about the grant and who may apply, click here.

Platypus Materials

Platypus sent information about a bundled set of materials at a sale price. Information about their items can be found by clicking here.

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