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: 01/31/2020: CEDA Training Center, 6325 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525. Parking is free. Class limit is 20.
    • 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: 11/05/2020: McLean County Health Department, Room 322, 200 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL., 61701: 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: 02/07/2020: Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL. 62703.
    • 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
    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.


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    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.