Medically Prescribed Formula Training

Target Audience Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses who hold the title of Certifying Health Professional (CHP) in the WIC Program
Course Length 1 day
Class Times 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Description To enable the learner to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to issue medically prescribed formulas for the Illinois WIC program.
Performance Objectives Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the Illinois WIC Program Formulary and the characteristics of the formulas and medical nutritional products offered
  • Describe participant/caregiver education regarding formula preparation and safe infant feeding practices; obtaining formulas from WIC and WIC authorized Vendors
  • State the WIC program policy and procedure requirements for issuing medically prescribed formulas, referrals, and quality assurance of formulas issued
  • Special Instructions Date and Location of training:
    • Region 1: 12/04/2018: Seigle Outpatient Center, 2653 W. Ogden, Chicago, IL. 60608. Parking is available in the hospital parking garage located at 1500 S. California; Reduced parking cost is applicable, just ask security.
    • Region 2: 00/00/0000: DeKalb County Health Dept., Community Outreach Bldg., Blank Slate Room, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb, IL: park in biggest lot behind Community Outreach Bldg. and in front of Health Dept.
    • Region 3: 09/27/2018: McLean County Health Department, 200 W. Front Street - Conference Room 322, Bloomington, IL: Parking is not available on the health department lot but can be found at the Lincoln Parking Garage, 101 East Front Street - pay with cash, $7 to $8 per day
    • Region 4: 11/08/2018: Springfield Urban League Community Health Training Center, 100 N. 11th Street, Springfield, IL. After registering with the Training Center, please email Emily Colson.( or Susan Waltrip-Buck (
    • Region 5: 04/18/2019: Mt. Vernon Visitors Bureau, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL., 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site.
    Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Attendance 5
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN: 5
    Registered Dietitian 5
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Stephanie Bess, MS, RD, LDN; Emily Colson, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Sarah Deig, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN; Bindi Desai Lessing, MPH, RD, LDN; Jennifer Nance, MS, RDN,LDN, CLS; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Susan Waltrip-Buck, MS, RDN, LDN.


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    12/4/2018 By Region
    4/18/2019 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.