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WIC Friday Facts is a weekly electronic newsletter targeted to local WIC agencies. If you are interested in submitting information to Friday Facts, contact Vicki Dagenais at (800) 532-1579.

Current Issue

September 19, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.45 Clinic Activity Report
  • State Nutrition Services Coordinator
  • Voided FI’s Being Redeemed
  • Heart Buttons
  • WIC SHOUT OUTS on Facebook
  • IV&V Contractor Selected for eWIC Implementation
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #13
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula


Archive Issues

August 29, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Data System Hardware, Software, and Internet Connectivity Requirements 2 of 2
  • ACA-Covered Preventive Services: Healthier Pregnancy webinar, Sept 23, 2014
  • VENA Webinar, September 24, 2014
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #12
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 22, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Data System Hardware, Software, and Internet Connectivity Requirements 1 of 2
  • Handouts to Mothers
  • Infant Formula
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #11
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 15, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Agency Data System Guidelines - Security Access Tokens 2 of 2
  • Core Knowledge in Physical, Mental and Oral Health and Nutrition Booklet
  • Where’s baby? Look before you lock
  • Enfaport Change will require Month to Month issuance
  • Breastfeeding Tips VENA Webinar- August 26th
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #10
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 1, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Agency Data System Guidelines - Security Access Tokens 1 of 2
  • Farmers Market Checks
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop
  • Congratulations to Pat Hildebrand!
  • WIC Community Health Consultant Position Posted
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 25, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Agency Data System Guidelines - Clinic Safeguards
  • Infant/Child Workshop
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 11, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 330.10 Local WIC Agency Data System Guidelines
  • New Updates to CDC's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Web site
  • National Vital Statistics Report
  • Medications in Pregnancy & Lactation: Updates for WIC Nutritionists
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #9
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 4, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.70 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
  • Free CEU Opportunity
  • Status of Women in Iowa
  • 2013 Iowa Health Fact Book
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week #8
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 20, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.50 Civil Rights Training
  • FDA recommends pregnant women eat low-mercury fish
  • Person-Centered Update
  • Just in Time Parenting
  • Creating Food Package Reminder
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia #7
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 13, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.40 Civil Rights Complaints
  • WIC Web Portal-Policies Updated
  • Save the Date for 2014 Iowa WIC Training
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week 6
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 6, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.40 Civil Rights Complaints
  • Oats + Dairy: A Powerful Combination Any Time of the Day
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week 5
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 30, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.40 Civil Rights Complaints
  • The Great American Milk Drive
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia Week 4
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Molly Kellogg Materials
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 23, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.90 Voter Registration
  • WIC Income Guidelines
  • VENA in WIC Webinar - May 28
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 16, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.80 Water Testing
  • WIC Shout Out
  • 2014 Iowa WIC Training
  • Infant and Childhood Mental Health
  • Take the Healthy Meeting Pledge
  • Available Webinars
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 9, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.70 Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • WIC Shout Out
  • Summer Food Rocks!
  • Training on Final Food Rule Changes for Local Agency Staff
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 2, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.65 Substance Abuse Screening and Referral
  • WIC Shout Out
  • Product Deactivations
  • Training on Final Food Rule Changes for Local Agency Staff
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 25, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.60 Referrals for Abnormal Blood Values
  • WIC Shout Out
  • WIC Food Package Changes
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 18, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.50 Public Health Nursing Services
  • WIC Shout Out
  • IWIN RFP Posted
  • WIC Food Package Changes
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 11, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 245.30 Childhood Immunizations
  • WIC Shout Out
  • WIChealth.org Social Medial Webinar
  • eWIC Update
  • WIC 40th Anniversary Trivia
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 4, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.30 Medicaid Reimbursement for Nutrition Products
  • WIC Shout Out
  • Videos
  • Molly Kellogg Pod Casts
  • What exactly is HIV/AIDS (April 9, 2014 Webinar)
  • Latino health and well-being - Webinar and Face to Face Seminar - (April 9, 2014)
  • USDA’s Smart Snacks Standards - What they are, When they kick in, and How you play a role (April 16, 2014 Webinar)
  • Educating Consumers on the Safe Handling of Fresh Produce: A Fight BAC! Brown Bag Webinar (April 16, 2014)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 28, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.09 Fully Breastfeeding (Up to 1 year)
  • Healthy Lifestyle Conference 2014
  • IWIN Formula Changes
  • eWIC Update
  • Changes affecting Beech-Nut Baby foods
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 7, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.08 Postpartum (Up to 6 months)
  • Alert: Gerber Good Start Gentle
  • Maternal and Breastfeeding Workshops
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

February 28, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.07 Pregnant or Partially Breastfeeding
  • CEU Opportunities
  • Basic Nutrition, of the Pediatric Nutrition Course (PNC)
  • Beef and Heart Health - Get Continuing Education Credits
  • Nutritious Breakfast Webinar
  • IWIN Formula Changes
  • Intent to Award Issued
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

February 14, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.05 Children and Women Receiving WIC Formula
  • New Similac Advance labels
  • Maternal Nutrition Workshop & Breastfeeding Workshop
  • Highlight Your Agency!
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 31, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.01 Administrative Adjustments and Nutrition Tailoring - Nutrition Tailoring
  • Grants Available for Cooking Matters at the Store
  • Maternal Workshop/Breastfeeding Workshop
  • Supporting Long-term Breastfeeding with the New WIC Food Packages
  • Client Education Resource
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 24, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 235.01 Administrative Adjustments and Nutrition Tailoring
  • Check description changes in IWIN
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 17, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 225.85 Mailing Food Instruments (FIs)
  • VENA Webinar
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 10, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - 225.80 Participant Violations and Sanctions
  • New Formula
  • Arsenic in Rice Talking Points
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 3, 2014  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 225.75 Missed Appointments and Food Instruments (FIs)
  • New Employee Training Materials
  • Similac Advance
  • Voided FIs that have Been Redeemed Report
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 20, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 225.70 Proxies
  • WIC Professional/CPA - Broadlawns WIC Program
  • New NWA Webinar: Supporting Long-term Breastfeeding with the New WIC Food Packages
  • Infant Feeding Guide
  • Losing Information?
  • Health Literacy Series (Part 6 of 6)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 13, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • 2014 Webinar Series - Improving the Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Communities through the National Prevention Strategy
  • Available Trainings
  • Webinar - “Arsenic in Rice”
  • Carnation Breakfast Essentials
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 6, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 225.20 Food Instruments (FI)
  • DVD Clips now available to use with clients
  • Nutrition Educator/Registered Dietitian - Scott County WIC Program
  • Health Literacy Series (Part 4 of 6)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 29, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Policy and Procedure Manual - 370.80 Administrative on site review section XII, Civil Rights
  • Free CEU Opportunity
  • wichealth.org Guidance
  • Reminder
  • Job Posting - WIC Coordinator, Marshalltown
  • Health Literacy Series (Part 3 of 6)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 22, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 220.10 Documenting Identity
  • Give Thanks, Fight BAC!
  • Civil Rights
  • Webinar - Making Connections for a Healthier Iowa: Your Place at the Table
  • Iowa WIC Formula Product Guide
  • Job Posting - WIC Coordinator, Marshalltown
  • Free Women's Mental Health Publications
  • Health Literacy Series (Part 2 of 6)
  • New Formula in IWIN
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 15, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 220.10 Identification Requirements
  • Job Posting - WIC Coordinator, Marshalltown
  • Violence against Women
  • Webinar - ACA Basics: Breastfeeding & WIC
  • Health Literacy Series (Part 1 of 6)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 8, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.95A Your Rights and Responsibilities as a WIC Participant
  • Using “Lost” and “Stolen” when voiding checks in IWIN
  • Engage
  • County Redemption Report
  • Food Allergies
  • Implementation RFP Released
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 1, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.95 Advising WIC Participants of Their Rights and Responsibilities
  • Webinar Opportunity Related to Obesity
  • eWIC Update
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • “New Approaches to Treating Obesity in Higher Risk Groups” Flyer

October 18, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.85 New Participant Education
  • Kids Are Drinking What?!
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 4, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Thank you!
  • Don't forget
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 27, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.83 Nutrition Care Plans - SOAP format
  • Kids are Drinking WHAT?!
  • Food Products - Name Change
  • Dates to Remember
  • Reminder - Check Description for Cheese
  • Available Formula

September 20, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.80 Interviewing Tips
  • Hispanics and Hepatitis: What You Need to Know
  • WIC Operational Plans During an Emergency
  • Recommended Readings
  • Helpful Hints
  • The Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Women, WIC and HIV: Why and Why Now? Webinar
  • eWIC Updates
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 13, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.80 Diet History Procedure
  • Communication & Rapport Building Skills Workshop
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 6, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.74 Reducing Measurement Errors
  • Health Insurance Marketplace
  • What is VENA?
  • Creating Inspiring Nutrition Education Tools
  • eWIC Implementation Funding Granted!
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 30, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.73 Pediatric Growth Charts
  • Healthiest State Walk
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 9, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.72 Blood Drawing Techniques
  • My Plate Kids' Plate
  • Health Equity Resource Web Guide
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign
  • New Appointment Type Selection
  • Dates to Remember
  • Job Opening
  • Available Formula

August 2, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy Manual - 215.19 Income Screening Over the Telephone
  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Results of Healthy Incentives Pilot...
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Video
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

Friday Facts 7.26.13 #179  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Did you know?
  • “At Risk for Overweight” Risk
  • WIC Formula Issuance Guide
  • FNCS Recipe Box
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 19, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • New HealthCare.gov Website Launched
  • EPA-sponsored Webinar: Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting in Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings
  • Iowa eWIC Planning Phase completed
  • What does this mean - is eWIC going to happen or not?
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 14, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.72 Medical and Religious Exemptions to Blood Tests
  • “Learn the Signs Act Early” - Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Listeria
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop - August 29, 2013
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • Attachments

May 31, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Policy 310.05 - Hiring Agency Personnel
  • Similac Total Comfort
  • Outreach Report
  • Produce Quick Reference Guide
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 24, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Similac Total Comfort
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 26, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Policy 350.30 - Participant Appeals
  • Neocate Infant Formula with DHA/ARA
  • Authorized Vendors in your area
  • New Employee IWIN Training Scenarios
  • Burmese Tornado Safety Poster
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 19, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - Policy 215.30 - New Today Terminations
  • Is that formula USDA Approved?
  • “Iowa WIC Program Formula Product Guide”
  • RD Position at Broadlawns
  • It’s Only Natural
  • Immunization Report
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 29, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - Policy 215.30 - Other Automatic Terminations
  • Full-time Dietitian Position
  • Ineligible by Income Report
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 15, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - Policy 215.30 - Terminations - Terminations for Categorical Ineligibility
  • WIC Income Guidelines
  • New Credential option for Registered Dietitians
  • Iowa Early Learning Standards
  • Healthy Lifestyles Conference
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 1, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Pending Terminations - From the WIC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual - Policy 215.30
  • Enrollment Report
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

February 22, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 215.72 Blood Tests
  • wichealth.org update
  • WHO Growth Chart Training Reminder
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

February 8, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 300.17 Collecting Fraud and Abuse Data
  • Text Messaging
  • Breast Pumps Issued Report
  • Maternal Nutrition Workshop - March 27, 2013
  • Breastfeeding Workshop - March 28, 2013
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

February 1, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 320.50 Civil Rights Training Physical Presence at Certification -- Annual Civil Rights Training is checked for all staff during the administrative on-site review and office visit.
  • What is PRAMS?
  • Good Luck to Sharon McDonald-Williams
  • Breast Pumps Due Report
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 25, 2013 - Issue 166  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.15 Physical Presence at Certification Subsequent Certifications for Children
  • Certifying a VOC participant before their VOC has Expired
  • Interpreter Needs Report
  • EBT Process in Surrounding States
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 18, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.15 Physical Presence at Certification
  • Initial WIC Certification
  • Nutrition and Wellness Handbook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 11, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.15 Physical Presence at Certification
  • NETC
  • “Healthy Eating for Preschoolers” Revised
  • Food and Nutrition DVDs available
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 4, 2013  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women What You Need to Know About WIC & Your Pregnancy
  • Summary of Participant Appointments by Appointment Type
  • eWIC
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 21, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Breastfeeding Mom’s and Baby’s priorities should be aligned
  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women Change in Categorical Status Before Certification
  • MyPlate in Spanish
  • Newsletter
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 14, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women Mailing WIC Identification Cards
  • Clinic Activity Report
  • WIC Grant Opportunity
  • Collecting Breastfeeding Data
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 7, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women
  • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to Families Seeking Qualified Candidates
  • Johnson County Social Media Assessment
  • CHNA.org - Free Community Health Needs Assessment Tool
  • Missed Appointment Report
  • Loving Your Family - Iowa
  • A New Look for WIC New Employee Training (NETC)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 30, 20112  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women - Requirements for Using Referral Data (2 of 2)
  • Clinic Flow, Think Outside the Box
  • New Name for Gerber Good Start 2 Soy
  • A New Section - It Works for Me
  • New School Lunch Guidelines & School Breakfast
  • My Plate
  • Appointment Status Summary Report
  • Approved Foods List
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 2, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women Requirements for Using Referral Data (1 of 2)
  • IWIN Alternate Phone Update
  • Feeding Your Baby Magazine Series for Participants
  • Compliance Report
  • Implementation Advanced Planning Document (IAPD)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 26, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women (2 of 2)
  • Check Description Changes
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 19, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Certification Manual - 215.14 Precertification of Pregnant Women (1 of 2)
  • New Name for Nutramigen AA
  • Living a Healthy 2012 - October Calendar
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 5, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.12 A Your Rights and Responsibilities as a WIC Participant
  • Health Care Days
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 28, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Certification Manual- 215.12 What You Need to Know About the WIC Program
  • Food package Changes
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula