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 Meeting Date and Location:
    • Region 1: 11/6/2019: Near North - Winfield Moody, 1276 North Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 60610.
    • 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: 00/00/00: McLean County Health Department, Room 324, 200 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL: Parking is not available on the health department but can be found at the Lincoln Parking Garage, 105 East Front Street, $7 per day
    • Region 4: 00/00/0000: Lincoln Home Conference Center, 406 S. 8th Street, Springfield, IL. 62701. Parking: Details will be sent with confirmation letter.
    • Region 5: 12/18/2019: Mt. Vernon Visitors Bureau, 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL., 62864; parking lot on site.
    Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Attendance 5
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours RN: 5
    IBCLC
    Registered Dietitian 5
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, 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; Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RDN, FAND, CLS; Susan Waltrip, MS, RDN, LDN.

    Events

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    Dates Location
    9/12/2019 By Region
    9/13/2019 By Region
    11/6/2019 By Region
    12/18/2019 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.