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: 9/13/2019: William Tell Holiday Inn, 6201 West Joliet Road, Countryside IL. 60525. **OPEN TO CEDA STAFF ONLY**.
    • Region 1: 11/6/2019: 401 S. Clinton, Chicago, IL. 60607. Travel: The best way to access this location is the blue line; using the Park Whiz App, parking is available for $12 at 625 W. Adams.
    • 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: 06/13/2019: McLean County Health Department, 200 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL: Parking is not available on the health department lot but can be found at the Lincoln Parking Garage, 101 East Front Street, $7 to $9 per day
    • Region 4: 03/26/2019: Lincoln Home Conference Center, 406 S. 8th Street, Springfield, IL. 62701. Parking: Details will be sent with confirmation letter.
    • 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.


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