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Friday Facts

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

Current Issue

March 17, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Information
  • Dates to Rememeber 
  • Available Formula
  • Maternal Nutriton and Breastfeeding Workshop Registration and Information
  • Breastfeeding Conference flyer

Archive Issues

March 3, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Announcement
  • Webinars
  • Information
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • 2017 Annual Breastfeeding Conference flyer
  • IDPH Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity Award Application 

February 24, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Webinars
  • Thank you of the week
  • Information
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • 2017 Iowa Breastfeeding conference flyer

February 17, 2017  

  • Policy:  Agency Administrative on-site reviews are coming this spring
  • Information:  Iowa Department of Public Health's Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity Award; Iowa Walking College; New Tools available for Iowa communities to improve overall well-being - Complete a Statement of Interest today.
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Training, Conference & Webinar Information: 2017 Iowa Breastfeeding Conference
  • Available Formula
  • Non-Discrimination Statement
  • IDPH Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity Award Application
  • 2017 Iowa Breastfeeding Conference flyer

February 10, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Trainings, Conferences, Webinars Information
  • Available Formula
  • Non Discrimination Statement

January 27, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Trainings, Conferences, Webinars Information
  • Available Formula
  • Non Discrimination Statement
  • Iowa Breastfeeding Conference Flier

January 20, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Trainings, Conferences, Webinars, etc..
  • Dates to remember
  • Available Formula
  • Non Discrimination Statement

January 13, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Trainings, Conferences, Webinars etc...
  • Dates to remember
  • Available Formula
  • Non Discrimination Statement

January 6, 2017  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Trainings, Conferences, Webinars etc...
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • Non Discrimination Statement

December 22, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Find us on Facebook
  • eWIC / Focus Update
  • Available Formula

December 9, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Trainings/Conferences/etc.
  • Available Formula

October 28, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember, Conferences, Webinars, Trainings etc.
  • Available Formula
  • Lactation Counselor Training Course Flyer and the end of Friday Facts

October 21, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Conferences/Webinars/Training etc.
  • Available Formula
  • Communication & Rapport Building Skills Workshop Information
  • Lactation Counselor Training Course Flyer

October 14, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank You Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Dates to Remember/Conferences/Webinars/Training etc.
  • Available Formula
  • Communication & Rapport Building Skills Workshop Flyer
  • Basking Babies Conference Flyer

September 30, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Conferences/Webinars/Training etc.
  • Available Formula
  • Communication & Rapport Building Skills Workshop Information at end of Friday Facts
  • Basking Babies' 2016 Conference flyer at end of the Friday Facts

September 23, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Dates to Remember/Conferences/ Webinars/Training etc.
  • Available Formula
  • Basking Babies 2016 Conference Flyer at end of Friday Facts

September 9, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Save the Date
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula
  • Flyer for Conference on November 4, 2016

September 2, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula

August 26, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Thank you of the week
  • Fund Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula

August 19, 2016   

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula
  • Live Webinar Flyer at end of Friday Facts 

August 5, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Save the Date
  • Find us on Facebook
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula
  • Webinar Flyer

July 29, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information:  Job Opening; Webinar
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Services
  • Save the Date
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Dates to Remember/Training
  • Available Formula
  • Live Webinar - Flier at end of Friday Facts

July 22, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the Week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula
  • At end of FF is information regarding the Infant & Child Nutrition Workshop - August 2, 2016

July 15, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Thank You of the Week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • Infant & Child Nutrition Workshop Registration / Agenda etc.

July 1, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank You of the Week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 24, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • Training flyer

June 3, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 27, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

May 20, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula
  • Training Flyer

May 6, 2016  

  • Policy from the WIC State Operations Policy and Procedure Manual 
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the Week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training 
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 29, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula

April 22, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information 
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available Formula

April 15, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula
  • CEU Conference Training flyers

April 8, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula
  • 3 CEU flyers

March 25, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula
  • 2 CEU flyers

March 18, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula
  • 2 CEU Flyers

March 11, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participating Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula
  • CEU flyer

March 4, 2016  

  • Policy 
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula
  • CEU Flyer

February 26, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information
  • eWIC Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

February 19, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • eWIC Ready Vendor List
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula

February 12, 2016  

  • Policy
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • eWIC Ready Vendor List
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

February 5, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Dietician Position openings
  • CEU opportunities for Dieticians
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

January 29, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Information - job opening
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

January 22, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 15, 2016  

  • Policy
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

January 8, 2016  

  • Policy
  • New addition to the WIC Web Portal
  • Assistant Coordinator job opening 
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

December 18, 2015  

  • Policy from the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.30 Nutrition Counseling for Medicaid-Eligible Recipients 20 years old and younger
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula

December 11, 2015  

  • Policy From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.30 Enhanced Nutrition Services for High-Risk Pregnant Women
  • Information - Fact Sheet: Council of Economic Advisers Releases Report Highlighting New Research on SNAP's Effectiveness and the Importance of Adequate Food Assistance
  • Pending Policies on the WIC Portal
  • Participant Centered Services from Molly Kellogg
  • Thank you of the week
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training - Education Opportunities CEUs & New Employee Training Webinars
  • Dates to Remember - Back to the Basics
  • Available Formula

December 4, 2015  

  • Policy from the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.30 Medicaid Reimbursement for Nutrition Services
  • IA Health Link
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Training
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 20, 2015  

  • Policy from the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.25 Nutrition Services for Special Populations
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Thank you of the week
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Available Formula
  • New Non-Discrimination Statement

November 13, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380. 20 Participant Input
  • Information - Abbott making label updates to Similac products
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

November 6, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.15 Breastfeeding Linkages
  • Risk Identification and Selection Collaborative
  • Thank you of the week
  • Counseling Tips for Nutrition Therapists
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 23, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 380.05 Nutrition Education in WIC
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month
  • Spend Smart Eat Smart Website Updated
  • Communication and Rapport Building Workshop
  • eWIC Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 16, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines, Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette
  • WICHealth.org
  • Communication and Rapport Building workshop
  • Thank you of the week
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 9, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines, Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette
  • Loving Support Award of Excellence Program
  • Formula Changes
  • Communication and Rapport Building Workshop
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

October 2, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines, Cleaning and Equipment
  • WIC ID Folder Status
  • The WIC Works Resource System is Moving!
  • Increase in Women's CVV
  • Communication and Rapport Building Workshop
  • Training Announcement
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 25, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines, Blood Collection
  • Communication and Rapport Building Workshop
  • Focus Nutrition Interviews
  • Training Announcement
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 18, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines, Blood Collection
  • Communication and Rapport Building Workshop
  • 11 Month Infant/Child Food Packages
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

September 4, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.65 Infection Control Guidelines
  • Basking Babies' 2015 Conference
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 28, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infectious Disease Control, Tuberculin Risk Assessment & Testing continued...
  • Webinar Opportunity: Fact or Fiction - Debunking Myths about Dairy Foods and On-Farm Production
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 21, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infectious Disease Control, Tuberculin Risk Assessment & Testing continued
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop
  • Webinar on Child Retention Strategies in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Webinar Opportunity: Fact or Fiction - Debunking Myths about Dairy Foods and On-Farm Production
  • WIC Staff Bios
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 14, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infectious Disease Control, Tuberculin Risk Assessment & Testing
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop
  • Webinar on Child Retention Strategies in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Webinar Opportunity: Fact or Fiction - Debunking Myths about Dairy Foods and On-Farm Production
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

August 7, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infectious Disease Control Hepatitis B Vaccinations
  • Welcome Dena Dittmer!
  • Infant - Child Nutrition Workshop
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 31, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infections Disease Control, Hepatitis B and Bloodborne Pathogen Training continued...
  • OB/GYN Outreach Plan
  • Welcome Dena Dittmer
  • Infant-Child Workshop
  • "Breastfeeding and the Workplace: Success Takes A Team" Webinar
  • Text4baby State Enrollment Contest
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 24, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.60 Infectious Disease Control, Hepatitis B, and Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop
  • Breastfeeding and the Workplace: Success Takes a Team" Webinar
  • Text4baby State Enrollment Contest
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 17, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach - Contact the Media
  • Breastfeeding Educational Opportunity in Des Moines
  • Infant-Child Nutrition Workshop
  • World Breastfeeding Week Activities
  • Thank You of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 10, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach Distribute Materials
  • Increasing Access to Breastfeeding Friendly Environments Conference Call
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

July 2, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach - Develop a List of Agency Contacts
  • Income Guidelines
  • Celebrating You!
  • Webinar on Child Retention Strategies in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Enfagrow Toddler Next Step Milk Drink
  • Thank you of the Week
  • WIC Shout Out
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC/Focus Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 19, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach - Educate about WIC at every opportunity
  • Celebrating You!
  • Webinar on Child Retention Strategies in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 12, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach - Using Positive Breastfeeding Messages
  • 2015 Iowa WIC Training Handouts
  • Abbott Product Resource Guide
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

June 5, 2015  

  • Policy
  • 2015 WIC Training Handouts
  • Income Guidelines
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

May 29, 2015  

  • Policy
  • Two Pack Baby Fruits and Vegetables
  • Thank you of the Week
  • WIC Shout Out
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC Update
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember

May 22, 2015  

  • Policy
  • Substance Use Prevention Screening, Education, and Referral Resource Guide for Local WIC Agencies
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC Update
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to remember
  • Available formula

May 1, 2015  

  • Policy
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find Us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

April 24, 2015  

  • Policy
  • 2015 Income Guidelines
  • Thank you of the week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Help desk
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available formula

April 10, 2015  

  • From the WIC Services Policy and Procedure Manual - 360.40 Outreach Hospital-based agencies and clinics
  • Judy Gale Honored by Iowa Dept. of Public Health
  • New Name for IWIN Data System
  • Hotspots
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

March 27, 2015  

  • Policy
  • Thank you of the Week
  • Participant Centered Services
  • eWIC Update - Smartphone App
  • Find us on Facebook
  • Dates to Remember
  • Available Formula

For more information about WIC, call 1-800-532-1579 or (515) 281-6650. You may also use the Contact Us system to send us a question online.

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