WIC Medically Prescribed Formula & Counseling Fundamentals Training

Target Audience Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses who hold the title of Certifying Health Professional (CHP) in the WIC Program. Intended for:
  • CHPs who seek an introduction to medically prescribed formula issuance and counseling techniques used in WIC Clinic
  • Course Length 1 day
    Class Times 09:30 am - 03:30 pm
    Description To provide the most current information to health professionals working with the Illinois WIC Program on the fundamentals of medically prescribed formulas and nutrition counseling techniques.
    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
  • State the WIC Program policy and procedure requirements for issuing, educating and referring of medical nutrition products
  • Identify participant centered counseling techniques
  • Demonstrate ways to share information and provide education using participant centered counseling techniques
  • Special Instructions Date and Location of training:
    • Region 1: 00/00/0000: 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: 3/25/2021: Class will be conducted via Webex: registration reserved to allow region 2 staff priority: CLASS CLOSED
    • Region 3: 02/11/2021: Training will be conducted via WebEx; training materials and WebEx invitation will be sent a few days prior to the training. Priority will be given to Region 3 staff.
    • Region 4: 7/21/2021: Class will be conducted via Webex. Priority will be given to Region 4 staff.
    • Region 5: 00/00/0000: 200 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL., 62864 - large conference room; parking lot on site.
    Course Code Meeting/Conference
    Clock Hours (Social Workers)
    Contact Hours
    Registered Dietitian
    Trainer(s) Melissa Banz, MS, RD, LDN, CLC; Ginny Belt, BS, RD, LDN, CLC; Jessica Gadomski, MS, RDN, LDN, CLC; Constance Herriott, MS, RDN, LDN; 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
    12/10/2020 By Region
    2/11/2021 By Region
    7/21/2021 By Region

    Additional classes scheduled by local agency request.