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: 04/24/2020: CEDA Training Center, 6325 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525. Class limit is 10. Parking on-site, please see attachments provided after registration for map or parking and food opitions.
    • 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: Training conducted using WebEx.
    • Region 4: 02/07/2020: Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL. 62703.
    • Region 5: 10/7/2021: Conducted via WebEx.
    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; Jaclyn Castellanet, MS, RD, LDN,CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Jennifer Nance, MS, RDN,LDN, CLS; Shirley Smith, MS, RD, LDN, CLE; Elizabeth Verzo, MS, RDN, FAND, CLS; Susan Waltrip, MS, RDN, LDN.


    To register, please choose a date:

    Dates Location
    10/29/2020 By Region
    11/5/2020 By Region
    6/29/2021 By Region
    10/7/2021 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.