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October 6, 2014 WIC Website, Nutrition Education Materials, Manager Focus Group Conference Call, Loving Support Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training, State Holiday Schedule, Forms Orders Due, Food Day is October 24th

2014 Newsletters

September 29, 2014 Monitoring Schedule for FY 2015, Local Agency Conference Call Schedule, Fall Training Q & A, Milk Tailoring, Administrative Reminders, 2% Milk Change, New Fruit & Vegetable Benefit Language, Updated Benefits Issued & Redeemed Report, Its Time Study Time

September 22, 2014 New State WIC Director, Fall Conference Materials, Attention All WIC Financial People, Montana Public Health Association Conference, Reducing Breastfeeding Disparity Funding, Last Big Push for Farm Direct

September 15, 2014 Happy Autumn, Lactation Education Resources, Materials Ordered by State Office, New Mobile App for Prenatal Participants

September 8, 2014 August Reports Available, BreastfeedingConferences.com Monthly Newsletter, Two Articles for WIC CEUs, Formula Exchange/Return at Conference

September 2, 2014 Registration for Fall Training, 2015 State Plan, Flathead County WIC RD Position Closes Tomorrow, Nutrition Articles, Living Well Digest - Brush Art Nutrition Ed. Magazines

August 25, 2014 Registration & Reservations for Fall Training, Questions About the New Food Package & Split Tender, Using FMNP Benefits at Farmers Markets, Increasing Breastfeeding Rates with VENA, Tuna & Mercury

August 18, 2014 Registration & Reservations for Fall Training, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Questions About the New Food Package & Split Tender, MAWA Accepting Mini-grant Applications, New Handout Available to Women, Skelly Skills Offering Training CEU Materials, National Native American Breastfeeding Coalition, Multilingual ECHO Breastfeeding Video On-Line

August 11, 2014 Registration & Reservations for Fall Training, Unavailable Food Package Items, Education Plans Reminder, July Reports Available, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, CDC Breastfeeding Report Card 2014, MAWA Accepting Mini-Grant Applications, SWAG Conference, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures New Grant Opportunity, Wichealth.org Survey

August 4, 2014 Registration & Reservations for Fall Training, October Food List, Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, Provide Feedback on WIC FAQ, Free Download of Breastfeeding App, Online Breastfeeding Conference, National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, Breastfeeding Conference in ND, MAWA Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

July 28, 2014 Contract Balances, State Ordered Formula, Over Issuance, Formula Return Step-by-Step Guide, July Time Study Wrap-up, Nutrition Education, Sara Lee Bread, Updated Order Forms, SNAP-Ed Project Manager, ASQ-3 & ASQ Trainings

July 21, 2014 Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education Plans, M-SPIRIT Module Updates, Risk Factors for Excessive Prenatal Weight Gain, Ellyn Satter Training Opportunity, World Breastfeeding Week 2014

July 14, 2014 Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education Plans are Due! Milk & Cheese REMINDER, June 2014 Reports Available, RiverStone WIC Seeking Applicants, University of Albany Breastfeeding Ground Rounds Webinar

July 7, 2014 Review Food Package Changes, Milk & Cheese, Changes to the Approved Food List, Healthcare Provider Letter, Eat Right Montana Requesting Health Hero Award Nominations, National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course Education Opportunity

June 30, 2014 Acting WIC Director, July Time Study Reminder, Similac Prescriptions, Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition

June 23, 2014 Make Your Reservations for Fall Training, Materials & Information from Local Agency Conference Call, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Summer Food Program, USDA Requesting Applications to Update the Loving Support Campaign

June 16, 2014 Local Agency Conference Call Information, FFY15 WIC Contract Packet & Funding Formula, Soy Beverage Issuance, Updating Local Agency & Clinic Contact Information, Checking on Printers at the Agency, Missoula Public Health Nutrition Unit Manager Position, WIC Position Available in Havre

June 9, 2014 Local Agency Conference Call, WIC Futures Study Group Report, May 2014 Reports Available, FY2014 FMNP Expenditure Reminder, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, WIC Position Available in Havre, Formula Orders, Peer Group & Competitive Pricing Training Materials

June 2, 2014 Unauthorized Access to DPHHS Server, FFY 2015 WIC Contract Packet & Funding Formula, Formula Orders, Local Clinic Monitoring Survey, Local Agency Conference Call, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call, LARC Training Resources

May 27, 2014 Emergency Conference Call for Non-State Network Users, WIC Position Announcements, Recall of Half Gallon Silk Light Original Soymilk, VENA Webinar, Research on the WIC Food Package, Just a Couple of Interesting Items on Breastfeeding Promotion

May 19, 2014 Important! Local Agency Conference Call Moved to June 19, Order Forms & Nutrition Education Materials, LARC Training Make-Up Session, Upcoming Farm Direct Webex Training, Income Guideline Change July 1, 2014, Formula Return Function in M-SPIRIT, WIC CEU Opportunities, Beech-Nut Baby Food, WIC Future Study Group

May 12, 2014 April 2014 Reports Available, Formula Return Using M-SPIRIT Utility Tool, Over Issuance, Make Your Reservation for Fall Training, Upcoming Webinars for CEUs, Farm Direct Banners

May 5, 2014 Local Agency Conference Call Materials, Risk Factor 114-Overweight or at Risk of Overweight, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Fall Registration, 2014 Fall Training Has Been Scheduled

April 28, 2014 WIC Section Supervisor Position Announcement, Local Agency Conference Call, Two Positions Available with Flathead WIC, Yogurt and Whole Wheat Pasta, Lactaid Milk Sizes, April Time Study Wrap-up, MSBC Announces $500 Kickstarter Grant for Breastfeeding Support Group, CLC Training, Online Maternal Nutrition and Wellness Modules, Free Nutrition Education Materials, Sesame Street Food for Thought, FNS Summer Food Service Program

April 21, 2014 Staff Transition, Funding Reallocation, Local Agency Conference Call, April Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, LARC Training Follow Up, 40th Anniversary Presentation, Similac Mixing Instructions, Mead Johnson Announces Label Changes, Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Testing

April 14, 2014 Please Complete Monitoring Survey, LARC Training Follow-up, March 2014 Reports Available

April 7, 2014 WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, Local Agency Monitoring Survey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Online Breastfeeding Conference, Save the Date: VENA Webinar, The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is Back, Interesting Article About Vegetable Consumption

March 31, 2014 Last Chance to Register for the WIC Spring Training, April Time Study Reminder, Montana State Office Contact List, Articles for Montana WIC CEU Credits, CACFP & Montana Team Nutrition Sponsoring Ellyn Satter Presentations

March 24, 2014 2014 WIC Spring Training, Child's Food Package & Prescriptions for Soy Beverage & Goats Milk, Requesting Photos of WIC Agencies, Job Announcements with DPHHS, Geddes Productions Now Has Breastfeeding Videos On Demand, New ProSobee Label, Gold Lactation Conference & Free Keynote Speaker Event

March 17, 2014 2014 WIC Spring Training, Changes Made By the Final Food Package Rule, Conference Call Minutes, Quarterly Retailer Newsletter, MAWA Nominations for President, Community Strategies Webinar

March 10, 2014 For State Rate: Don't Forget to Make Your Lodging Arrangements by March 15 for Spring Training, Similac Formulas & Meeting Minutes, February Reports Available, M-SPIRIT Server Maintenance, Alternating Beans & Peanut Butter, Albertson's Store Brands, Four Articles for WIC CEU Credits, Gallup Poll Results

March 3, 2014 Local Agency Conference Call, 2014 WIC Spring Training, News Release about Upcoming Changes to WIC Foods, Bulletin Board Survey, Obesity Among 2-5 Year Olds Has Decreased, New Form for Requesting CEUs, WIChealth.org Webinars, Webinar for CEU Credits, New Nutrition Fact Labels, MAWA Annual Meeting, March is National Nutrition Month

February 24, 2014 Important! SIS & SNAP Verification Issues, Lincoln County WIC Moving, 2014 WIC Spring Training Registration, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Legumes in the Child Food Package, Mentoring Scholarship, Online Nutrition Course, Breast Storage Information Graphic, MAWA Accepting Mini-Grant Applications, WIC Star Search, MAWA Annual Meeting, Exciting New Research, ASQ-3 & ASQ:SE Trainings & ASQ Training of Trainers Seminar

February 19, 2014 IMPORTANT: Issuance Bug in M-SPIRIT, 2014 WIC Spring Training Registration, WIC Conference Call, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Report, Request for BPCP Conference Call Agenda Items, New Similac Advance Labels, NWA Seeking WIC Testimonials, MAWA Accepting Mini-Grant Applications, March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants, Management of Common Breastfeeding Concerns Webinar

February 10, 2014 Risk Factor 121, January Reports Available, WICHealth.org Survey, MAWA Accepting Mini-Grant Applications

February 3, 2014 WIC Spring Training Registration, New Process for End of Month Packet, New Food Lists, Cereal Reminder, CLC Training in Missoula, Nutrition Research Articles & Reports

January 27, 2014 Lincoln County WIC Moving, Similac Formula Reminder, Juice Change in Child Food Packages, Requesting Montana WIC Photos, January Time Studies, Webinar Information, Breastfeeding Conference

January 21, 2014 Food Package Changes in M-SPIRIT, EBT & Food List Information for Retailers, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, Rx Form, Recertification Appointments, Spring Training Save-the-Date, Who Will Change Their Behavior?, SWAG Conferences in 2014

January 6, 2014 Local Agency Conference Call January 9, 2014, Similac Formula Reminder, ATTENTION LARCs: Retailer Advisory Group Conference Call Cancelled

January 13, 2014 EBT Suspension, Local Agency Conference Call Materials, Software Upgrade Improvements, WIC CEU Credit for Smoking Cessation Quiz, VENA Webinar, Breast Pump Orders & Local Agency Forms, Participation Report, Breastfeeding & Peer Counselor Report, Local Agency Benefit Issuance & Redemption Report, Tax Credit Outreach Plan, Redemption by County Report Clarification

2013 Newsletters
December 30, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call, January Time Study Reminder, Montana's Directory of Nutrition is Available Now
December 23, 2013 Holiday Greetings, Benefit Issuance & Redemption Report Nov. 2013, New Check Stock, Lower Participation Rates, Check for Remaining Benefits Before Beginning a New Certification, Dont Forget About Routine Retailer Monitoring, Kraft String Cheese Recall, Possible CLC Training in Spring 2014
December 16, 2013 Holiday Greetings, Big News! Changes in Similac Contract Formulas, November 2013 Participation Report, November 2013 Breastfeeding Report, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Visit the SNAP ED Site!
December 9, 2013 Similac Formula, Requesting Agenda Items for the BPCP Conference Call, Administrative Staff Returns to State WIC Office, Local Agency Conference Call January 9, 2014
December 2, 2013 Month to Month, Print Appointment List for December, Breastfeeding Reports are Here, Feeding Cues Poster
November 25, 2013 October 2013 Participation Report, FFY 13 Final Expenditure Reports, Void Reissue (V/R) Reminder, Food Package Pro-ration, Minutes of the November 2013 Local Agency Conference Call
November 18, 2013 M-SPIRIT Update, Quarter Food Packages, Conference Call Minutes for Nov. 7, 2013, Growth Grids, Risk Code 114, Pregnant & Postpartum Women Are At Higher Risk for Stroke
November 11, 2013, Improve WIC Service Delivery with Journey Maps Webinar, M-SPIRIT Training, New Participant Fraud & Abuse Form, Minutes from the October BPCP Conference Call, Loving Support Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training, Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition, First Food Desert Resources, from First Food Friendly
November 4, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call, WICHealth.org Update, Infant Feeding Guide, Special Formula
October 28, 2013 M-SPIRIT Training, Operational Adjustment Funding Requests, October Time Study Wrap-Up, Mark Your Calendars for Diana West Presentation, Webinar on New Approaches to Treating Obesity in Higher Risk Groups, Continuing Education Opportunities
October 21, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, New Wichealth.org lessons now available, Orders for Nutrition Education Materials Due, Nutrition Education Materials
October 15, 2013 SIS Announcement, Change to Benefits, Standardizing Abbreviations, Next Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Participation Reports

October 7, 2013 Montana WIC Program Update, Furloughed Federal Employees, Save the Date for 2014 WIC Spring Training, Civil Rights Training, Medicaid Special Formula Information, October Time Studies, Upcoming Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Free Nutrition Education Module for Staff, SNAP-ED Connection Newsletter, Newsletter Distribution List Updates

September 30, 2013 Fall Time Studies, Special Formula Orders - More Clarification, Nutrition Education Directory, Wellstart International's 4th Edition Self-Study Module Available to Download, Breaktime for Working Mothers

September 23, 2013 Fall Training Materials, Breastpump Orders and Local Agency Forms, Special Formula Orders, Breastfeeding Resources

September 16, 2013 Fall Training Materials, SWAG Breastfeeding Conferences in October, Changes in Procedures for Special Formula Orders, Upcoming Webinars, Kittie Frantz Breastfeeding DVD Sale

September 9, 2013 Health Professional Breastfeeding Conference, Summit to End Childhood Hunger, Breastfeeding Friendly Consortium Education Offer, 09-09-13 Mothers' Milk Bank of Montana Newsletter, Possible Resources on Breastfeeding

September 3, 2013 Fall Training Reminder, Staff Change in the State WIC Office, Gerber Infant Cereal Supply Shortages, WIC Registered Dietician Position Available with CSKT, Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Toolkit for Counseling and Dissemination Webinar, Retailer Advisory Group for EBT, Albertsons Discontinues 8th Continent Soymilk

August 26, 2013 Encouraging Our FMNP Participants to Shop at the Farmers' Market, Revised Fall Training Agendas, Help Desk Reminder, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call, July 2013 Participation Report, ProSobee Reconstitution Amount Change, Montana No Kid Hungry Community Assessment Report, NTI Upstream Webinar Series

August 19, 2013 Fall Training, Requesting Agenda Items for Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Proposed Rule Change for WIC, June 2013 Participation Report, 2014 Schedule of On-Site Agency Monitoring Visits, Updated List of Authorized Farmers, Total Comfort Availability

August 12, 2013 Fall Training Update, Vital Signs Report from Center for Disease Control (CDC), Immunizations Webinar for WIC Staff, Updated Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases, Sexual Assault Prevention

August 5, 2013 Staff Change in the State WIC Staff, Check-up on Time Study Minutes, Volunteers Needed to Assist With the Approved Food List, Updated Non-Discrimination Statement, Breastfeeding Resources

July 29, 2013 Fall Training Information, Mid-Certification Assessment Guided Script Training, Time Study Training Notice, Breasfeeding Educational Event, Registered Dietitian Available for Contract, Out-of-State Breastfeeding Conferences, Magical Hour Video Viewing, FDA Ban on BPA in Formula Packaging

July 22, 2013 Fall Training Information, Mid-Certification Assessment Guided Script Training, Time Study Training Notice, Breasfeeding Educational Event, Registered Dietitian Available for Contract, Out-of-State Breastfeeding Conferences, Magical Hour Video Viewing, FDA Ban on BPA in Formula Packaging

July 15, 2013 Fall Training Information, Mid-Certification Assessment Guided Script Training, Time Study Training Notice, Breasfeeding Educational Event, Registered Dietitian Available for Contract, Out-of-State Breastfeeding Conferences, Magical Hour Video Viewing, FDA Ban on BPA in Formula Packaging

July 8, 2013 M-SPIRIT Training Reminder, Health Literacy Training Opportunity, Mid-Certification Assessment

July 1, 2013 Income Guidelines, M-SPIRIT Training, Time Study Icon, Check Stock, FDA and Text4Baby, Upcoming Webinars

June 24, 2013 Nutrition & Breastfeeding Education Plans- NEW PROCESS!, Agenda For The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Participation Report, Hale Publishing Elearning Courses, Wyoming WIC Program.

June 17, 2013 Farm Direct Update, Kids Deserve A Hunger Free Summer, Text4Baby Promotional Materials And State Enrollment Contest, New Nutrition Education Materials, Prevent Listeria This Summer, Breasfeeding And Brain Development, RD Learning Institute, University Of Massachusetts Master Of Public Health Nutrition Degree, Noodle Soup Free Poster And Catalog.

June 10, 2013 June 6th Conference Call Minutes and Power Points, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call Agenda Request, Retailer Newsletter, Health Hero Award Nominations, Bring Media and Policy Maker Attention to WIC Webinar, National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition Conference.

June 3rd, 2013 June 6th Conference Call, Learn Anything New Lately?,FFY14 Funding Formula and Contract Packet Requirements, Similac Total Comfort, End of Certification Notice, WICHEALTH.ORG Contact Information, Summer Food Program, Reflo Cup

May 28, 2013 June 6th Conference Call, Presentation On New Time Studies Format, Fruit And Vegetable Benefit Update.

May 20, 2013 June 6th Conference Call, New Income Guidelines, Participation Report, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Minutes, Vendor Updates, WIC Coordinator Position Open In Havre, Loving Support Peer Counselor Training, WICHEALTH.ORG Webinar: Getting Your Agency Started!, Summer Food Service Program, Online Nutrition Courses.

May 13, 2013 Time Studies Past Due, Join Us In Promoting WICHealth.org!, Spring Order Form and Breast Pump Orders, WIC Success In Reducing Juice Purchasing and Consumption Among Participants, Free Breastfeeding ILCA Webinars.

May 6, 2013 WebEx and WicHealth.org, May Outreach, Diabetes Prevention Program

April 29, 2013 WIC Conference Calls and Training, WIC Futures Study Group Agenda, Time Studies, Request for Abbreviation Master List

April 22, 2013 Reminder, Participation Report, Local Agency Conference Call, Spring Meeting Power Points, Minutes from the BPCP Conference Call, March of Dimes Community Grants, National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course.

April 15, 2013 Spring Health Conference, New Income Guidelines, Breast Pump Order

April 8, 2013 Participant Postcards, Breasfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, CPA Job Posting for Lewis and Clark, Mini Grants Awarded.

April 1, 2013 Spring Forms Order, Time Studies-Ready, Set, Go!, Wheat Montana 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call Minutes, Solids Introduced Too Soon, 24th Annual Iowa Breastfeeding Conference, MAWA Dues

March 25, 2013 Double Benefit Sets, Wheat Montana Wheat Bread Update, Next Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Call, WIC Local Agency Breastfeeding Policy and Practices Inventory (WIC BPI), Special Formula Exchange On The WIC Day At The FCH Conference, WIC Survey.

March 18, 2013 Participation Report, Nutrition Assessment Questions, April Spring Conference Registration Reminder, MAWA Membership Renewal, Maternal and Infant Assessment for the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation.

March 11, 2013 M-SPIRIT Training Materials, Upcoming Education Opportunities from MAWA, Participant Surveys, Tuna Recall

March 04, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call Information, March Outreach Idea, State Office Staff Update, GOLD Lactation On-Line Conference, MAWA Mini-Grant Applications.

February 25, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call, FNS WIC Pre-screening Tool, Voluntary Spinach Recall in 39 States, 2013 Montana Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative

February 19, 2013 Upcoming M-SPIRIT Release Training, New State Office Staff, Participation Report, FCH Conference, Gerber Infant Cereal Package Change, US Mom's View on Breastfeeding.

February 11, 2013 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call, Local Agency Conference Call Report, FNS Survey, Ellyn Satter Free Webinars, SWAG Breastfeeding Workshops, WIC Coordinator Position.

February 4, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call Agenda, End of Cert/Notice of Ineligibility Error, Outreach Idea for February.

January 28, 2013 Local Agency Conference Call Agenda, Time Studies, Renew Your Local Agency NWA Membership.

January 22, 2013 New RD at State WIC Office, Participation Report, State WIC Profile, CLC Scholarship, Combined CLC Course Registration Request.

January 14, 2013 January is a Time Study Month, Participant Survey Postcards, Outreach Idea for January, Havre WIC is Hiring a CPA, Certified Lactation Consultant Training Enrollment, Free Nutrition Video and Materials, Grant to Facilitate HMK and HMK Plus, Platypus Materials.

January 7, 2013 Local Agency Call Rescheduled, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Documentation, Contact Topics and Referral Reasons, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Rescheduled, Materials from the December BPC Training in Bozeman, Evergreen is Offering Perinatal Courses.

January 2, 2013 Happy New Year, January Local Agency Call Rescheduled, 2013 Breast Pump Inventory and Order, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Rescheduled, Food Safety Materials Available from USDA.

2012 Newsletters

December 17, 2012 Merry Christmas, Clarification on Participant Survey, Retail Newsletter, Participation Report, No News...12-24 & 12-31.

December 10, 2012 Income, Residency and ID Drop Downs, FNS Pre-screening Tool, Volunteers for VENA, January Conference Call Cancelled.

December 3, 2012 January Conference Call Cancelled, VENA Volunteers Needed (Corrected Date), Change in Child Food Package Assignment for Soy Beverage & Goat's Milk, Form Order & Postcards, State Office Staff, Outreach Idea for December, National Dairy Council Webinar.

November 26, 2012 Overdue Time Study Reports, VENA Volunteers Needed, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training, Continuing Ed Opportunities, Coping With Diabetes, Mini-Grant for Schools from Montana Team Nutrition.

November 19, 2012 SIS, Sweetheart Bakeries & Wonder Bread, Participation Report, Website Postings, WIC Futures Study Group, Inequity in Breastfeeding Support Summit.

November 13, 2012 Nutrition Risk Code 135 Change, Contact List Update, Recall of Carrot Chips, Spinach and Nesquik, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training, Santa Fe Community College Courses, Upcoming Educational Opportunities, NCAT Food Corp. Volunteer, Pear Recipe Contest.

November 5, 2012 SIS is Back Up, Local Agency Conference Call Minutes, Manually Terminating Participants, Bi-Weekly Paystubs, Outreach Idea for November, Preview Benefits, CLC Training, Continuing Education Opportunities, Grant Opportunities, Great American Smoke Out, Prematurity Summit.

October 29, 2012 Local Agency Conference Call, BFPC Call Minutes, Participation Report, Forms Order Update, Outreach Assistance, Evergreen Perinatal Education, Risk Management for Local WIC Agencies.

October 22, 2012 WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, Time Studies, Local Agency Conference Call Agenda, Disappearing Nutrition Risk Codes, WIChealth.org Changes, and No Kid Hungry Texting.

October 15, 2012 WIC Local Agency Conference Call, Kellogg's recall, Name change for Nutramigen AA, and Peanut Butter recall.

October 9, 2012 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Soy Based Formula - Benefit Replacement, Fall Forms Order, Diabetes Program, Prematurity Summit, Upcoming Educational Opportunities, Peanut Butter Recall

October 1, 2012 Happy New Year!, Notice of Public Hearing on Mandatory Reporting, October Time Studies, Retail Update, Helpdesk Reminder, Outreach Idea for October

September 24, 2012 Outreach Bags, Fall Time Studies, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Minutes, Retention Guidelines, WIC Participation Report, and Breast Pump Inventory and Order Reminder.

September 17, 2012 Fall Training Information, Outreach, Shopping Matters, Let's Move Missoula Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit, Evergreen Perinatal Education Courses.

September 10, 2012 Fall Training Presentations, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Minutes, Montana Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, Materials from the Oral Health Resource Center, Key Findings from NHANES Surveillance Data 1999 to 2006, and Pregnancy Stress Webinar.

September 4, 2012 Fall Training Reminder, Recall Information, Outreach Idea for September, Quarterly Breast Pump Inventory and Order, and Obesity Prevention Webinar.

August 27 Formula Reminder, Farmer Monitoring and FMNP Benefit Update, and Important Notice from your WIC Help Desk.

August 20 WIC Expenditure Reports, BPCP Minutes, and WIC Participation Report.

August 13 End of the Year Questions, Breast Feeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Breast Pump Ordering (end of year), Farm Direct Update, Retail Training Conference Calls.

August 6 WIC Staff Update, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, WIC Fall Training Reimbursement, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, Baby Behavior Intervention Webinar.

July 30 Breast Pump Orders, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, WIC Star Search.

July 23 Local Agency Conference Call, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Participation Report, WIC Futures Study Group, Participant Stories, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, Farm Direct, Grant Opportunities, California WIC Association Webinars, Rocky Mountain Childbirth Conference, and Platypus Media.

July 16 Soy-Based Formula Transition, New State Office Staff, Pop Quiz, Two Webinars From wichealth.org, Oral Health Power Point

July 9 Local Agency Conference Call, Soy-Based Formula Plan, WIC Futures Study Group, Fall Training Registration, Retail Newsletter, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Farm Direct, WIC Star Search

July 2 Important Soy-Based Formula Note, Local Agency Conference Call, Benefits Destroyed in a Fire, FMNP - Farmer Monitoring, Time Studies, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Outreach Idea for July, Upcoming Distance Education Opportunities

June 25 Farm Direct, Local Agency Retail Monitoring, M-SPIRIT Access, System Update on Prescriptions, Time Studies, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Clarification - Scanned Docs, National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course

June 18 New State Staff, M-SPIRIT Release, Fall WIC Training, Participation Report, Nutrition Materials, Congratulations Dana and Melody, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Breast Pump Orders, Tuition Assistance for CLC Training, Forms Orders

June 4 Local Agency M-SPIRIT Training, New Core Nutrition Message from USDA, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Outreach Idea for June, NWA WIC CEU Form, MAWA Officer Election Ballot, Overcoming Breastfeeding Obstacles, Scholarship for Breastfeeding Training, WIC Works

May 29 Local Agency M-SPIRIT Training, Fall WIC Training, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Tooth Decay Study, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training in Utah

May 21 WIC Futures Study Group, Local Agency M-SPIRIT Training, Participation Report, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call, Time Studies Past Due, Farm Direct, Links Added to Website, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Share Our Strength Grants, Obesity Report

May 14 Local Agency M-SPIRIT Training, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Eat Healthy Be Active Modules, Fall 2012 Nutrition Classes at SFCC

May 7 Draft Funding Formula, WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines, Farm Direct Training, Retail Monitoring, Request for Educational Materials, Outreach Idea for May, Time Study Reminder, Retailer List, Pop Quiz Winner, Pop Quiz, Why Are Fewer Moms Applying For Safety Net Program, Sharing Rooms at NWA

April 30 Contracts and Task Orders, Performance Goal Awards, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, Local Agency M-SPRIT Training, State Plan Revised Chapter Five, April 26th Local Agency Conference Call Minutes, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call Minutes, Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, Time Studies Due, Request for Educational Materials, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, Study Regarding Toddlers, Smoke and Allergies

April 23 April 26th Local Agency Conference Call Agenda, Participation Report, Forms Order Reminder, Spring Retail Newsletter, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, State Agency Staff Changes

April 16 Local Agency Conference Call Agenda, Forms Order Update, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz

April 9 May Local Agency Conference Call Rescheduled, BPCP Conference Call Agenda, NWA Hotel Registration and Conference Update, Time Study Reminder, Forms Order, Monitoring Deadline, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, MAWA Officer Election Ballot, MAWA Mini-grant Recipients, Request for information about Mental Health Collaboration.

April 2 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Conference Call, Manual Breast Pumps, April Outreach, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, CLIA Certificate, Oral Health Grants, Best Fed Beginnings

March 26 WIC Futures Study Group Meeting, Fall Training, WIC RFP Posted, Time Studies, Participation Report, Performance Goal Reports, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, FCHB Conference, Continuing Education Opportunity from MAWA

March 19 Participant Donation of WIC Foods, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, CEU Update for FCHB Conference, Breastfeeding Conferences & Workshops

March 12 MT WIC Estimated Eligible Participation, Breast Pump Inventory and Order, Farm Direct Annual Training Letter, HemoCue Cuvettes, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, Breastfeeding Webinar

March 5 FFY12 Estimated Funding Guidelines, March 1st Conference Call Minutes, Participant Sale of Formula, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, On-line Hemocue Training, Upcoming Breastfeeding Conferences

February 27 March 1st Conference Call, Benefits with Overlapping Dates, One Day Benefits, FMNP 2012, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, FCH Conference, Time Study Thank You, Vitamin D

February 21 February 23rd & March 1st Conference Calls, Participation Report, Performance Goal Reports, WIC Futures Study Group Meeting Report, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner & Quiz, CLC Training, Let's Get Kids Immunized

February 13 February 23rd Conference Call, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz

February 6 February 23rd Conference Call, Montana Medicaid Incentives, Upcoming Educational Opportunities, Effective Methods for Boosting Low Milk Supply, Gettn' 'Em In: Partner No ti fiction Procedures for HIV and STDs, Buying the Right Produce, Sending Clinic Reminders Using Text Messaging

January 30 February 23rd Conference Call, WIC Futures Study Group Agenda, Time Study Reminder, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner, Family & Community Health Conference Save the Date, Bottles with Impact

January 23 Participation Report, Performance goals, Bobbi is leaving us!, Time Studies, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner is Bernadette Lahr, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz

January 17 WIC Futures Study Group Agenda, Mid-certification Forms, M-SPIRIT Winner is Dana Hall, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz, Bobbi's LA Action Item Update, MAWA Mini-Grant Applications, SNAP Outreach Webinars

January 9 Local Agency and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Conference Call Schedule, January 5th Local Agency Call Minutes, Time Study Reminder, CEU Opportunity from University of Washington, VENA Questions in Spanish, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner is Lori Stenson, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz

January 2 January 5th Local Agency Conference Call, January is Time Study Month, Monitoring Update, Updated Authorized Retailer List, Enfamil Newborn Formula Pulled From Some Store Shelves, January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz Winner is Dale Haylett, M-SPIRIT Pop Quiz

 


Food image Montana WIC Program
1400 Broadway, Cogswell Bldg. C305
PO Box 202951
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Telephone: 800-433-4298 or (406) 444-5533