WIC Conferences and Trainings

Welcome to the Nutrition Services Branch Conferences and Trainings page. Please see the links below for information on trainings, conferences and continuing education.


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Breastfeeding Topics

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Managers’ Core Training Webinar

Description

The purpose of this webinar to provide new Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC) Program Managers with the most current revision of the Peer Counselor Managers’ Manual from Loving Support. At the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • List two reasons why peer counseling makes a difference to WIC families.
  • Describe two ways peer counselors should be supported in their job.
  • Develop local agency specific strategies to implement and provide continued support to the peer counseling program and strategies to identify the peer counselors scope of practice.
  • Discuss two ways to retain peer counselors.
  • Name two key elements in the mentoring and training of peer counselors.

Dates and Registration

 Breastfeeding Policy Review

Description

This webinar discusses policies and procedures related to the management of breastfeeding promotion and support activities within the WIC program.

Target Audience

WIC Directors and Breastfeeding Coordinators

Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements for a breastfeeding-friendly WIC environment
  • Describe the requirements for staff training in breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Define the qualifications and responsibilities of the breastfeeding coordinator
  • Explain the requirements for the inventory, issuance and tracking of breastfeeding supplies
  • Identify the written breastfeeding polices that are required for Local Agencies.

Dates and Registration

 Breastfeeding Supplies Competency Training

Description

The Breastfeeding Supplies Competency Training (BSCT) has been developed to assure that North Carolina WIC staff who issue breastfeeding supplies to enrolled participants are knowledgeable about these supplies and capable of issuing them. The Breastfeeding Supplies Competency Training (BSCT) has two parts:

  • The first part is an online, faculty guided, self-paced course that helps learners understand how to assemble, use and clean breastfeeding supplies and the situations when the supplies should and should not be used. In addition, they are reminded of their responsibilities under the World Health Organization (WHO) Code, the WIC policies regarding breastfeeding supplies and important topics to teach WIC participants about breastfeeding supplies.
  • The second part offers the learners the opportunity to work with their Regional Breastfeeding Coordinators to learn about breastfeeding supplies and practice issuance.

The BSCT has seven units which focus on general information about breastfeeding supplies and each of the types of breastfeeding supplies offered by the North Carolina WIC Program:

  • Unit 1: Issuing Breastfeeding Supplies to WIC Participants (general information related to issuing breastfeeding supplies)
  • Unit 2: Single-User Manual Breast Pumps
  • Unit 3: Single-User Electric Breast Pumps
  • Unit 4: Multi-User Breast Pumps
  • Unit 5: Breast Pads and Breast Shells
  • Unit 6: Nipple Shields
  • Unit 7: Supplemental Feeding Devices

Target Audience

WIC staff who issue breastfeeding supplies. There will be space in each offering of the BSCT for at least six (6) WIC staff members from each Perinatal Region.

Dates

The summer 2018 offering of the BSCT will run from May 7, 2018, to August 3, 2018. An orientation webinar will be scheduled during the week of May 7, 2018. The exact time of the webinar will be provided after the BSCT participants for this offering have been selected.

Registration

Registration - Registration will be available until April 13, 2018. NO Late Registrations can be accepted!

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Core Training

Description

This five-day or six-day core training session is required for all new Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:
  • Know their two primary roles in the WIC program
  • Identify three ways breastfeeding benefits infants, mothers and society
  • Name two common breastfeeding myths
  • List two exceptions to breastfeeding
  • Identify two ways to communicate effectively with WIC mothers by telephone
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions and affirmation appropriately in counseling mothers about breastfeeding
  • Identify three components necessary for a breastfeeding mother to make a healthy milk supply
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for positioning the baby at the breast
  • List three ways to know a baby is taking in a sufficient amount of breast milk
  • Identify situations in which the peer counselor should refer
  • List three causes of and three ways to manage sore nipples, breast refusal and slow weight gain in infants
  • Name two common consequences of unresolved breastfeeding issues
  • Formulate an open-ended question to ask a mother at each of the three trimesters of her pregnancy
  • Name at least two breast changes that help prepare a mother for breastfeeding
  • List four things new mothers commonly deal with when breastfeeding during the first two weeks that may lead to early weaning
  • Describe typical growth for babies during the first six months
  • List three causes of low milk supply and three management techniques to remedy this difficulty
  • List two ways to know a baby is ready to begin solid foods
  • List two ways to assist mothers through the weaning process
  • Name two common issues that arise when nursing an older baby
  • Name two ways to help a mother continue breastfeeding during separation from baby
  • Name three ways to help a mother maintain milk supply when separated from her baby
  • Identify how long breast milk can be stored
  • Explain why it is important to keep a mother’s information confidential
  • List two strategies for dealing with misinformation given to WIC mothers
  • Complete the peer counselor contact forms correctly

Target Audience

  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Dates and Locations

  • June, 25, 26, 27 and July 16, 17, 18, 2018 in Perinatal Region I; MAHEC, Asheville, NC
  • June 13-15, 26, 27, 2018 in Perinatal Region V; Wilmington, NC
  • July 10-12, 23-25, 2018 in Perinatal Region IV, Wake County Human Services, Raleigh
  • August 14-16, 22-23, 2018 in Perinatal Region II, Forsyth County Health Department, Winston-Salem
  • September 10-12, 24-25, 2018 in Perinatal Region III, Mecklenburg County Health Department, Charlotte
  • October 1-2, 29-30, 2018 in Perinatal Region I
  • October 16-18, and November 6-7, 2018 in Perinatal Region VI, EAHEC, Greenville
  • November 28-30 and December 10-11, 2018 in Perinatal Region V, New Hanover Health Department, Wilmington

Registration

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Quarterly Continuing Education

Description

This training is a continuing education opportunity for WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and their managers.

Target Audience

  • For Peer Counselors and their Managers

Dates and Locations

  • Friday, August 10, 2018 in Perinatal Region V; NCLCA Breastfeeding Symposium, EAHEC, Greenville
  • Friday, August 10, 2018 in Perinatal Region VI; NCLCA Breastfeeding Symposium, EAHEC, Greenville
  • Friday, August 17, 2018  in Perinatal Region I; MAHEC, Asheville
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 in Perinatal Region II; Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in Perinatal Region IV; Wake County Human Services, Raleigh
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Perinatal Region III; Hornets’ Nest Park, Charlotte

Registration

 The NC Lactation Educator Training Program

Description

This course focuses on skills needed for providing basic breastfeeding management and support - including prenatal and postpartum counseling and management of common concerns and clinical problems. The training includes five days of didactic instruction, two days of clinical rotations in hospital and public health settings, and an independent study assignment.

Dates and Location

  • Spring Course: February 27, 28, March 1, and May 22 and 23, 2018
  • Fall Course: August 28, 29, 30 and November 28 and 29, 2018

Registration

Online Registration

- North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Webinars

Description

The NC Division of Public Health has developed the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (NC MCBFD) program to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. A five star system has been developed. A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Baby Friendly USA. The North Carolina program encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time.

Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Program
  • Summarize the benefits of participating in this voluntary program
  • Describe the application process
  • Identify where to get additional information on the program

Target Audience

Maternity Center Administrators and Other Interested Parties

Date and Registration

Crossroads Trainings

Crossroads Training Videos (NCDHHS YouTube site)

Vendor Topics

 Local Agency Vendor Training

Description

Vendor management is an essential component of the WIC program established to provide oversight of WIC authorized vendors. This is accomplished by instructing vendors regarding WIC vendor regulations, policies and procedures and subsequently, ensuring compliance. This webinar is for all local agency staff that oversees or conducts vendor management activities. Webinar participants will learn the fundamentals of vendor management policies and procedures, which govern vendor activities.

Objectives

By the end of this webinar, Local WIC Agency staff will be able to successfully:

  • Describe the process for vendor authorization, maintaining vendor status, and vendor disqualification.
  • Correctly guide local vendors in completing all required forms for reauthorization.
  • Describe Federal and State violations and corresponding sanctions for non-compliance with WIC Program guidelines.
  • Explain inventory requirements for WIC-approved foods.
  • Explain NC eWIC-related policies and procedures for vendors.
  • Use the vendor training modules to instruct vendors during annual vendor training.

Target Audience

All local agency staff that conduct vendor management activities.

Dates and Registration

General WIC Topics

 2018 WIC Program Civil Rights Training

Description

The purpose of the WIC Program Civil Rights Training is to provide guidance on Civil Rights compliance requirements for the NC WIC Program. This training reviews the regulations and policies that are enforced to ensure that WIC services are provided with equal opportunity and without discrimination in accordance with State and Federal laws. It also meets the annual Civil Rights Training requirement for Local Agencies. Please maintain the attendance record on file at your local agency.

Objectives

  • Collect ethnic and racial data about applicants
  • Apply the public notification policy
  • Follow procedures for accepting complaints
  • Describe the monitoring process for compliance with civil rights policies, including compliance reviews and resolution of noncompliance
  • Uphold the responsibility for accommodation of people with disabilities
  • Apply the policy to provide language assistance to limited English proficient persons (LEP)
  • Recognize and practice good customer service
  • Recognize and practice good conflict resolution
  • Describe the protections provided for Faith Based Organizations

Target Audience

All local agency staff and volunteers that interact with WIC program participants.

Recorded Webinar

Handouts

National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Policy Review

Description

This webinar reviews important aspects of the National Voter Registration Act and its requirements related to the NC WIC Program.

Target Audience

WIC Directors, Lead Support Staff, and Support Staff

Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the significance of the NVRA
  • Outline the requirements of the NVRA in the NC WIC Program
  • Apply NVRA Requirements to their job role
  • Identify the forms needed to meet NVRA requirements

Dates and Registration

WIC Basic Training

Description

The purpose of WIC Basic Training is to provide an overview of the North Carolina WIC Program for newly hired Local Agency Staff. This training will not be a substitute for Crossroads training and attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of the NC WIC Crossroads Computer System.

Target Audience

Newly hired NC WIC Program Staff employed with the NC WIC Program at least one month, but not greater than one year.

Objectives

  • Describe the WIC Program
  • Summarize the benefits of participating in the WIC Program
  • Understand the role each employee plays in administering the WIC Program

Dates and Registration

  • TBD

WIC Update Webinar

Description

This webinar will provide important WIC Program updates for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, including information on contract formula change, FNS focus areas and upcoming policy changes.

Target Audience

All WIC Staff

Dates and Registration

Additional Nutrition Topics and Links

Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight’s Change Talk: Childhood ObesityTM

Description

Change Talk is a simulation where you learn motivational interviewing (MI) techniques and then practice them in simulated conversations with virtual parents and children. In these conversations, you play the role of a healthcare professional and explore ways to build motivation for change around topics relating to childhood obesity, such as sugar-sweetened beverages, breastfeeding and picky eaters.

CDC Learning Connection

The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, the CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).

CDC Learning Connection

CDC Online Training Course: Using the WHO Growth Charts to Assess Growth in the United States Among Children Ages Birth to 2 Years

Description

The purpose of the online training is to provide health care providers and public health professionals in the United States with expertise on using and interpreting the growth charts. There are seven sections in this course including the following:

  • Recommendations and Rationale for Using the WHO Growth Charts in the United States.
  • Creating the WHO Growth Standard for Infants and Young Children.
  • Comparing Methodologies Used to Develop WHO and CDC Growth Charts for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age.
  • Breastfeeding as the Norm for Infant Feeding.
  • Using the WHO Growth Standard Charts.
  • Summary.
  • Case Examples.

Self-assessment questions are included in each section, and five case studies provide scenarios to guide interpretation of the growth charts. The course can be completed in 45 minutes.

CDC's Online Course external link

The Current Understanding of Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Gestational Weight Gain, and the Impacts of Maternal and Child Health Among Women with Obesity: A Virtual Workshop

Description

This virtual workshop (webinar) will serve to inform attendees about the current understanding regarding pre-pregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, and the effects of gestational weight gain on maternal and child health. It will build on previous topics covered by the Roundtable and the Academies by focusing on updates since the 2009 NRC/IOM report.

Date, Time, Registration

Wednesday, June 13, 2018; 12-1 pm; Online Registration

Maternal Nutrition and Wellness Course: Modules 1- 3

Overall Description

Maternal Nutrition and Wellness is a self-paced, faculty guided, online course offered by the Nutrition Services Branch in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that provides an opportunity for North Carolina Public Health Nutritionists to explore women’s health during preconception, pregnancy and lactation. It is a Commission on Dietetic Registration CPE Level 1 Course with goals to improve nutrition assessment and counseling skills in maternal health, enhance core knowledge in basic nutrition and management of specific conditions, provide updated resource lists and tools to connect clients with community resources, and improve nutrition status of communities served by course participants.

The ten week course consists of three modules: Module 1: Preventing Barriers to a Healthy Pregnancy, Module 2: Healthy Pregnancy and Lactation, and Module 3: Managing Diseases and Conditions During and After Pregnancy.  Each Module includes presentations that can be viewed online in various formats, handouts and activities to reinforce course material, and resources and references for further information.

Target Audience

Public health nutritionists and other dietetic professionals working in Local Health Agencies throughout North Carolina; New employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to maternal health and wellness, and those who want to broaden their maternal health and wellness knowledge base.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Preventing Barriers to a Healthy Pregnancy

Module 1 focuses on the care of a woman before she becomes pregnant as well as any health disparities that may influence pregnancy outcomes.  Module 1 consists of the following two units:

  • Unit 1: Nutrition Considerations in Preconception
  • Unit 2: Social and Psychological Determinants of Maternal Health

Module 2: Healthy Pregnancy and Lactation

Module 2 covers general nutrition care and specific nutrition concerns during pregnancy, as well as lactation.  Module 2 consists of the following three units:

  • Unit 1: Expectations and Nutrition during Pregnancy
  • Unit 2: Special Health and Nutrition Considerations
  • Unit 3: Health and Nutrition Considerations during Lactation

Module 3: Managing Diseases and Conditions During and After Pregnancy

Module 3 focuses on management of weight status, diabetes, and pregnant and lactating women with food allergies and celiac disease. Module 3 consists of the following three units:

  • Unit 1: The Impact of Weight in Pregnancy
  • Unit 2: Diabetes
  • Unit 3: Adverse Food Reactions in Maternal Health

Date(s), Registration

Will not be offered in 2018

 

National WIC Association Webinars

 Great Mothers, Strong Research - Evidence Behind Nurse-Family Partnership

Description

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national home-visiting program that matches skilled nurses with first-time vulnerable mothers, to provide home-visits free of charge from pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. During the visits, the nurses and mothers discuss relevant topics to support the health, development and resources of the mother and child. This webinar, hosted in partnership with Nurse Family Partnership, will highlight some of the foundational research on the program, and highlight results from recent studies that are relevant to WIC programs and participants, like breastfeeding and infant birth outcomes.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 7, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Improving Feeding Practices by Helping Caregivers Understand Toddler Behavior

Description

The “Baby Behavior” curriculum, developed at UC Davis in collaboration with California WIC, is being used in more than 40 states. More recently, UC Davis has worked with the California and Arizona WIC programs to expand the messages to address feeding challenges among older infants and toddlers. This webinar will discuss the core messages of the expanded curriculum and describe how the curriculum was adapted to be used in child care settings. Common toddler behaviors that lead to inappropriate feeding practices; Common actions that caregivers may take to address food refusal in toddlers; and the 6 Big Developmental that represent the core of the Toddler Behavior curriculum will be discussed.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 14, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Charting the Course Together: Broadening the Spectrum of Skilled Breastfeeding Support in the Community

Description

The purpose of this webinar is to explore how to establish an equitable and solid care continuum for families through well-tended connections between community systems and an array of skilled lactation support providers.

Date and Time

Monday, June 18, 2018; 2:00-3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Got Data? Planning and Conducting Research to Support Your WIC Program

Description

Do you want to be able to use the data you collect in a more effective way? This webinar will present ideas on conducting research on a shoestring budget and how to develop effective collaborations between WIC staff and researchers. In addition, highlights from the 2018 WIC Research Needs Assessment will be presented. The goal of the Research Needs Assessment is to identify research areas that support WIC and NWA to be responsive to emerging issues and to continue to explore, demonstrate and integrate evidence-based practices to improve the health and well-being of families who use WIC.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 28, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Addressing Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

Description

Moms? Mental Health Matters (MMHM), an initiative of the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), aims to raise awareness of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, the signs of these conditions, and the importance of getting help. MMHM was shaped by the latest research on perinatal depression and anxiety and by candid discussions with moms and partners who have experienced these conditions around pregnancy.

Date and Time

Tuesday, July 17, 2018; 3:00 PM

Registration

Online Registration

 Engaging Families in Healthy Active Living

Description

Early childhood settings such as child care and Head Start support healthy habits in centers, however, many staff and professionals struggle to engage families to continue healthy habits at home. This webinar will provide an overview of target healthy behaviors for children birth to 5 and strategies for encouraging families to incorporate healthy eating and nutrition habits at home.

Date and Time

Thursday, July 26, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Evaluation of DC’s Pilot BfedDC Text Messaging Program on Breastfeeding Behaviors

Description

To address the lower than average breastfeeding (BF) rates among DC WIC recipients, DC WIC implemented a mobile-health, text-messaging program with 2-way texting capacity, BfedDC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the pilot BfedDC program on breastfeeding. Join this webinar to hear how DC implemented and evaluated the program. By the end of the webinar attendees will be able to define the components of a text messaging peer counselor program (BfedDC) to promote breastfeeding among WIC mothers and the implications of timing of enrollment; explain the possible pathways by which confounders, including demographics and location of birth, may impact BF outcomes and displace the effect of BfedDC; and describe the importance of using rigorous evaluation methods to understand the impact of the program and to improve program outcomes.

Date and Time

Thursday, August 2, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 What's Normal in Breastfeeding: What We Can Learn from Research

Description

Highlighting the research from the University of Western Australia, the focus of this webinar is to provide an overview of normal breastfeeding behaviors. The published findings of Dr. Jacqueline Kent describing behavior such as feeding frequencies, day time versus night time feeding patterns, differences between male and female infant feeding patterns, feeding volumes, length of feeding sessions, twenty-four-hour milk production volumes and extended breastfeeding.

Date and Time

Thursday, August 9, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Within and Outside the WIC Clinic: Collaboration to Promote Breastfeeding-Friendly Environments

Description

This webinar will discuss the importance of breastfeeding initiatives on the individual and policies, systems and environmental levels; describe ways in which Minnesota WIC supports and promotes breastfeeding for participants and staff; describe community partnerships which can improve support for breastfeeding outside the WIC environment; and discuss how mentoring of students can strengthen breastfeeding support efforts within and outside of WIC.

Date and Time

Thursday, August 16, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Improving Nurse Breastfeeding Knowledge with a Hands-On Learning Intervention Webinar on ET

Description

The webinar will discuss the results of a study created to evaluate the effectiveness of hands-on learning to improve nurse breastfeeding knowledge. The intervention was adapted from a WIC training platform that consisted of six participatory breastfeeding stations taught by nurse peers. Nurses completed a pretest assessment of breastfeeding knowledge before the training, and the same post-test assessment after the training. Differences in pretest and post test scores differed significantly, reflecting an improvement in nurse breastfeeding knowledge. Attendees will be able to describe the efficacy of learners doing rather than just hearing and identify at least two new interactive teaching tools to utilize with staff for breastfeeding training purposes.

Date and Time

Thursday, August 23, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Workplace Breastfeeding Laws and WIC’s Role in Supporting Breastfeeding Employees

Description

Returning to work is challenging for breastfeeding mothers, often resulting in earlier than intended weaning. Workplace support is critical for the success of breastfeeding employees. This session will cover the changing landscape of workplace laws for breastfeeding employees, including recent legal rulings broadening the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to include lactation. State laws will also be addressed. We will explore WIC’s role in advocating for breastfeeding mothers who may be experiencing difficulties receiving the accommodations they are entitled to. Kansas WIC partnered with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) to provide education to WIC staff about how to advocate for breastfeeding employees. A referral system was created to provide a warm hand-off to the KBC for challenging cases. The Kansas WIC education and referral system can be easily replicated in other states with state programs with the capacity to assist with workplace advocacy efforts.

Date and Time

Thursday, August 30, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Streamlining WIC Certifications

Description

Learn about concrete steps WIC agencies have taken to make certification simpler for applicants and staff. Over the last year, eight state and local WIC agencies have implemented action plans to streamline WIC certifications, with technical assistance from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Altarum Institute. Hear their experiences with making changes such as encouraging applicants to provide electronic documents or completing certification steps before the appointment.

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 11, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Impact of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in Maryland on Selected WIC Agency Breastfeeding Rates and Maternal Experiences of Breastfeeding Support

Description

As of 2010, no hospitals in Maryland were designated as Baby Friendly Hospitals (BFH). Being designated as a BFH confirms that a hospital has implemented the UNICEF/WHO Ten Steps Three hospitals in Maryland received Baby Friendly Certification in 2017. Each of these hospitals have a local WIC agency whose participants primarily deliver at that hospital. This study examines the impact of BFH status on mothers’ experiences with hospital infant feeding practices and postpartum breastfeeding support using a brief postpartum telephone survey with WIC participants (1-3 months postpartum) recruited from the three local WIC Agencies delivering at a BFH hospital and three local WIC agencies delivering at a non-BFH hospital. We will compare reports of receipt of breastfeeding supportive steps by WIC mothers in both settings. The results from this study will inform service provision and policy to address breastfeeding inequities.

Date and Time

Thursday, September 13, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Getting 5-Year Old WIC Children Ready for Kindergarten

Description

WIC is an ideal place to engage young parents to optimize the development and school readiness of young children. It is clear from current research that significant differences exist in children’s exposure to language-rich environments. Children born into poverty hear 30 million fewer words before they reach kindergarten than those who come from middle and higher income families. Because of this gap, children born into poorer families tend to test lower on school readiness scores than their higher income counterparts. This disparity develops before kids are even five years old and the gap continues throughout life. By pairing school readiness messages with WIC services from pregnancy through early childhood, children can graduate from WIC at age 5 ready for Kindergarten. This webinar will discuss the Little by Little Program, and the impact it is making on our WIC children!

Date and Time

Thursday, October 4, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 New Research Unveils What WIC Infant and Young Children are Eating: 2016 Feeding Infants and Toddler Study (FITS)

Description

Some noteworthy success has been achieved in dietary patterns since 2008; however, additional progress is needed to ensure infants and young children are receiving optimal nutrition for growth and development. This new FITS data offers unique evidence on the impact of the revised WIC food packages and is particularly relevant for the WIC Staff who are on the front line engaging and inspiring families to make healthy eating choices.

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 WIC Nutrition Assessment Practices

Description

Nutrition Assessment in WIC is a delicate balancing act of sometimes competing priorities. Staff are often instructed to be thorough but build rapport, collect accurate data but use conversational assessment, provide education but only after a complete assessment and identify all applicable risk factors but don't overwhelm the participant with nutrition education. It can get complicated! Join this webinar for an interactive opportunity to explore pitfalls and best practices in WIC Nutrition Assessment Practices.

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 11, 2018; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health Training Website

Description

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) Training Website was developed to offer public health professionals and other interested persons immediate access to short, high quality trainings on a variety of public health topics. Trainings address core public health and epidemiology competencies, as well as public health preparedness capabilities.

These trainings are designed to address the most basic level of cognitive learning. They are short knowledge-level trainings that are designed to be completed on-the-job with very little time commitment.

 Pediatric Nutrition Courses - Modules 1-2

Overall Description

The Pediatric Nutrition Course provides a unique opportunity for those interested in expanding pediatric nutrition knowledge and skills in a self-paced, faculty guided, online format. The course consists of two individual modules: Module 1: Nutrition Assessment, Module 2: Basic Nutrition. Each module is offered separately, with continuing education credits available.

Target Audience

  • Public health nutritionists and other dietetic professionals working in Local Health Agencies throughout North Carolina.
  • New employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to pediatrics, and those who want to broaden their pediatric knowledge base.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Nutrition Assessment

Module 1 is a CPE Level 1 training from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and designed to improve skills in the area of nutrition assessment by building competence in obtaining and evaluating indicators of nutritional status within the pediatric population. This Module is offered over ten weeks. Module 1 consists of the following six units:

  • Unit 1: Anthropometrics
  • Unit 2: Biochemical
  • Unit 3: Clinical
  • Unit 4: Food and Nutrition History
  • Unit 5: Ecosocial Factors
  • Unit 6: Psychosocial Factors

Module 2: Basic Nutrition

Module 2 is a CPE Level 1 training from the Commission of Dietetic Registration and designed to reinforce the fundamentals of nutrition assessment and nutrition monitoring/evaluation, and to build competence in using the nutrition care process within the pediatric population. This Module is offered over eleven weeks. Module 2 consists of the following 9 units:

  • Unit 1: Nutrition Education
  • Unit 2: Infant and Toddler Nutrition
  • Unit 3: Child Nutrition
  • Unit 4: Adolescent nutrition
  • Unit 5: Formulas
  • Unit 6: Anemia
  • Unit 7: Physical Activity
  • Unit 8: Elevated Blood Lead
  • Unit 9: Sports Nutrition

Dates and Registration

Module 1 - Nutrition Assessment

  • Offered March 26 - June 1, 2018
  • Registration closed February 19, 2018

Module 2 - Basic Nutrition

  • Offered June 25 - September 7, 2018
  • Registration closed May 18, 2018

UNC Gillings School of Public Health, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute

UNC-SPH Department of Nutrition Continuing Education

Description

A new continuing education program in the Gilling’s School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition is being designed to support dietitians and health-care practitioners throughout their careers. Click the link below for more information.

Department of Nutrition Continuing Education

WIC Works, WIC Learning Online

WIC Learning Online is a series of online courses designed to train all levels of staff working in the WIC program. Select WIC Learning Online courses are approved for CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

 

 

 

Last Modified: June 28, 2018