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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

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


Archive Issues

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

September 21, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.12 Certification Appointment Process
  • What is Prams?
  • Benzocaine
  • Communication & Rapport Building Skills Workshop-October 30, 2012
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 31, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.12 Identification Cards
  • Information - Images of products
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 24, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.12 - Precertification of Priority II Infants - Mailing Checks
  • Congratulations
  • 2012 Nourish Iowa Award
  • Gerber Good Start Soy Transition
  • EBT Update
  • Dates to Remember

August 10, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.12 Precertification of Priority II Infants
  • EBT offline vs Online
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 3, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.10 WIC Program Explanation for Participants
  • ID folders
  • RD Position at Broadlawns
  • Baby Behavior Webinar opportunity
  • Infant & Child Nutrition Workshop - August 29, 2012
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 27, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.08 Notification of Ineligibility Status
  • New Community Health Consultant
  • July 31st New Employee Training Cancelled
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 20, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.08 Notification of Eligibility Status
  • FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups
  • Medical Cards
  • 2012 Iowa WIC Training
  • EBT Update
  • Keep your Baby Smiling Handout Replaced
  • New Food Flyers
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 13, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Automatic Terminations
  • Online Nutrition Education Webinar
  • Secretary Concannon Visit
  • Don’t forget to keep in Mind…
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 29, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Certification Periods
  • EBT Update
  • Help Desk Update
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula

June 22, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Certification Periods
  • Real Meal Deal
  • The WIC Works State Sharing Gallery is new and improved!
  • 2012 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course
  • Dates to Remember
  • Formula Update
  • Available Formula

June 8, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Partially Breastfeeding
  • Save the Date
  • One Year Child Certification Conference Calls
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 25, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Participant Categories and Certification Periods
  • Nutritionist Part-time
  • Whole grains, Milk, and Child Feeding Messages
  • Don’t forget…
  • Dates to Remember
  • Formula Update
  • Available Formula

May 18, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Certifying Breastfeeding Participants Who Become Pregnant
  • IRIS Training
  • Toddlers, Smoke and Allergies
  • My Plate
  • Current issues in IWIN
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 5, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • From the WIC Program Goals Manual - 215.06 Participant Categories and Certification Periods
  • Health Centers in your State
  • One Year Child Certification Conference Calls
  • EBT Update
  • Don’t forget…
  • Formula Name Change
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

Aprill 20, 2012  Adobe Acrobat File

  • Iowa Family Planning Network 2012
  • Free Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula