WIC Conferences and Trainings

Welcome to the Nutrition Services Branch Conferences and Trainings page. Please see the links below for information on trainings, conferences and continuing education.

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Breastfeeding Topics

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Managers’ Core Training Webinar

Description

The purpose of this webinar to provide new Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC) Program Managers with the most current revision of the Peer Counselor Managers’ Manual from Loving Support. At the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • List two reasons why peer counseling makes a difference to WIC families.
  • Describe two ways peer counselors should be supported in their job.
  • Develop local agency specific strategies to implement and provide continued support to the peer counseling program and strategies to identify the peer counselors scope of practice.
  • Discuss two ways to retain peer counselors.
  • Name two key elements in the mentoring and training of peer counselors.

Dates and Registration

  • TBD

 Breastfeeding Policy Review

Description

This webinar discusses policies and procedures related to the management of breastfeeding promotion and support activities within the WIC program.

Target Audience

WIC Directors and Breastfeeding Coordinators

Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements for a breastfeeding-friendly WIC environment
  • Describe the requirements for staff training in breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Define the qualifications and responsibilities of the breastfeeding coordinator
  • Explain the requirements for the inventory, issuance and tracking of breastfeeding supplies
  • Identify the written breastfeeding polices that are required for Local Agencies.

Dates and Registration

  • Monday, May 13, 2019; Registration Closed
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019; Registration Closed

 Breastfeeding Supplies Competency Training

Description

The Breastfeeding Supplies Competency Training provides an opportunity for NC WIC Program staff to learn about the breastfeeding supplies they issue to WIC Program participants. The BSCT has two parts:

  • An online, faculty guided, self-paced course that helps them understand how to assemble, use and clean breastfeeding supplies. In addition, they learn about the situations when breastfeeding supplies should and should not be used, their responsibilities under the World Health Organization (WHO) Code, the NC WIC Program policies regarding breastfeeding supplies, and the important topics to teach WIC Program participants about each type of breastfeeding supply they issue.
  • A face-to-face demonstration of issuance for each type of supply in coordination with their Regional Breastfeeding Coordinator to assess issuance skills.

The BSCT has seven units: 

  • Unit 1: Issuing Breastfeeding Supplies to WIC Program Participants focuses on general information about issuing breastfeeding supplies to North Carolina WIC Program Participants. All learners must pass Unit 1 before completing any additional units.
  • Units 2 through 7 focus on each of the types of breastfeeding supplies offered by the North Carolina WIC Program:
    • Unit 2: Single-User Manual Breast Pumps
    • Unit 3: Single-User Electric Breast Pumps
    • Unit 4: Multi-User Breast Pumps
    • Unit 5: Breast Pads and Breast Shells
    • Unit 6: Nipple Shields
    • Unit 7: Supplemental Feeding Devices

Target Audience

All local agency staff who issue breastfeeding supplies to NC WIC Program participants should participate in the BSCT. Each staff’s level of participation will depend on her or his job description.

  • Local agency Breastfeeding Coordinators and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Managers must complete all of the units.
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors must complete units 1 through 4.
  • Staff in other roles involved in the maintenance or issuance of breastfeeding supplies inventory should complete Unit 1 and other Units 2-7 as applicable.

Dates

The Summer 2019 offering will run from May 6, 2019 - August 2, 2019.

Registration

  • More information about the BSCT course.
  • Registration has ended for the summer 2019 course.
  • Registrants should assume that they are enrolled unless otherwise notified. In the unlikely event that enrollment must be limited preference will be given to local agency Breastfeeding Coordinators.

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Core Training

Description

This five-day or six-day core training session is required for all new Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:
  • Know their two primary roles in the WIC program
  • Identify three ways breastfeeding benefits infants, mothers and society
  • Name two common breastfeeding myths
  • List two exceptions to breastfeeding
  • Identify two ways to communicate effectively with WIC mothers by telephone
  • Demonstrate the ability to use open-ended questions and affirmation appropriately in counseling mothers about breastfeeding
  • Identify three components necessary for a breastfeeding mother to make a healthy milk supply
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for positioning the baby at the breast
  • List three ways to know a baby is taking in a sufficient amount of breast milk
  • Identify situations in which the peer counselor should refer
  • List three causes of and three ways to manage sore nipples, breast refusal and slow weight gain in infants
  • Name two common consequences of unresolved breastfeeding issues
  • Formulate an open-ended question to ask a mother at each of the three trimesters of her pregnancy
  • Name at least two breast changes that help prepare a mother for breastfeeding
  • List four things new mothers commonly deal with when breastfeeding during the first two weeks that may lead to early weaning
  • Describe typical growth for babies during the first six months
  • List three causes of low milk supply and three management techniques to remedy this difficulty
  • List two ways to know a baby is ready to begin solid foods
  • List two ways to assist mothers through the weaning process
  • Name two common issues that arise when nursing an older baby
  • Name two ways to help a mother continue breastfeeding during separation from baby
  • Name three ways to help a mother maintain milk supply when separated from her baby
  • Identify how long breast milk can be stored
  • Explain why it is important to keep a mother’s information confidential
  • List two strategies for dealing with misinformation given to WIC mothers
  • Complete the peer counselor contact forms correctly

Target Audience

  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Dates and Locations

  • May 29-31 and June 12-13, 2019 in Perinatal Region V, New Hanover Health Department, Wilmington
  • July 8-10 and July 18-19, 2019 in Perinatal Region IV, Wake County Human Services, Raleigh
  • August 6-7 and 15-16, 2019 in Perinatal Region II, Forsyth County Health Department, Winston Salem
  • September 9-10 and October 10-11, 2019 in Perinatal Region VI, EAHEC, Greenville, NC
  • September 16-18, and September 30-October 1, 2019 in Perinatal Region I, MAHEC, Asheville
  • October 15-16 and 29-30, 2019 in Perinatal Region III, Mecklenburg County Health Department, Charlotte

Registration

 Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program Quarterly Continuing Education

Description

This training is a continuing education opportunity for WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and their managers.

Target Audience

  • For Peer Counselors and their Managers

Dates and Locations

  • Friday, August 9, 2019 in Perinatal Region I; Mountain AHEC, Asheville
  • Friday, August 9, 2019 in Perinatal Region II; Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Perinatal Region III; Hornets Nest Park, Charlotte
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Perinatal Region IV; Wake County Human Services, Raleigh
  • Friday, August 23, 2019 in Perinatal Region V; Harnett Public Utilities, Lillington
  • Friday, August 9, 2019 in Perinatal Region VI; Eastern AHEC, Greenville

Registration

 The NC Lactation Educator Training Program

Description

This course focuses on skills needed for providing basic breastfeeding management and support - including prenatal and postpartum counseling and management of common concerns and clinical problems. The training includes five days of didactic instruction, two days of clinical rotations in hospital and public health settings, and an independent study assignment.

Dates and Location

  • Spring Course: February 13, 14, 15 and May 16 and 17, 2019
  • Fall Course: August 27, 28, 29 and December 4 and 5, 2019

Registration

Online Registration

- North Carolina Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Webinars

Description

The NC Division of Public Health has developed the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (NC MCBFD) program to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. A five star system has been developed. A star is awarded for every two steps achieved in the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Baby Friendly USA. The North Carolina program encourages maternity centers across the state to promote and support breastfeeding one step at a time.

Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation Program
  • Summarize the benefits of participating in this voluntary program
  • Describe the application process
  • Identify where to get additional information on the program

Target Audience

Maternity Center Administrators and Other Interested Parties

Date and Registration

Crossroads Trainings

Crossroads Training Videos (NCDHHS YouTube site)

Vendor Topics

 Local Agency Vendor Training

Description

Vendor management is an essential component of the WIC program established to provide oversight of WIC authorized vendors. This is accomplished by instructing vendors regarding WIC vendor regulations, policies and procedures and subsequently, ensuring compliance. This webinar is for all local agency staff that oversees or conducts vendor management activities. Webinar participants will learn the fundamentals of vendor management policies and procedures, which govern vendor activities.

Objectives

By the end of this webinar, Local WIC Agency staff will be able to successfully:

  • Describe the process for vendor authorization, maintaining vendor status, and vendor disqualification.
  • Correctly guide local vendors in completing all required forms for reauthorization.
  • Describe Federal and State violations and corresponding sanctions for non-compliance with WIC Program guidelines.
  • Explain inventory requirements for WIC-approved foods.
  • Explain NC eWIC-related policies and procedures for vendors.
  • Use the vendor training modules to instruct vendors during annual vendor training.

Target Audience

All local agency staff that conduct vendor management activities.

Dates and Registration

 Vendor Monitoring

General WIC Topics

 2019 WIC Conference

Description

The purpose of this conference is to offer educational opportunities for WIC staff. This year the conference will focus on Creating a Culture of Excellence and will have an emphasis on outreach efforts. There will be both general sessions with topics pertaining to all employees and breakout sessions which offer more specific subjects. The breakout sessions will be split into four tracks: Nutrition, Customer Service, Leadership, and Breastfeeding. CPEU credits may be earned by attending sessions. Additionally, exhibitors will be onsite to showcase products and services available to local agencies.

Target Audience

All local agency staff that interact with WIC program applicants / participants and their supervisors.

Registration

Online registration coming soon.

Planning

Tentative Schedule

  • Monday, 11/4/19, half day, 1:00 - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, 11/5/19, full day, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 11/6/19, half day, 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, 11/6/19, optional workshop, 1:30pm - 5:00pm; This workshop will have limited seating and will focus on building motivational interviewing skills.  More information to follow.

Available Hotel Blocks

  • Holiday Inn, near NCSU SW: To make reservations, your guests can call 919-854-0001 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Guests should request group code DHS or group title WIC Conference - DHHS. For your convenience, reservations can also be made here.
  • Holiday Inn, Raleigh Downtown: To make reservations, your guests can call 919-832-0501 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Guests should request title WIC. For your convenience, reservations can also be made here.
  • Holiday Inn, Raleigh-Cary: To make reservations, your guests can call 919-851-1220 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Guests should request title WIC Conference. For your convenience, reservations can also be made here.

 2019 WIC Program Civil Rights Training

Description

The purpose of the WIC Program Civil Rights Training is to provide guidance on Civil Rights compliance requirements for the NC WIC Program. This training reviews the regulations and policies that are enforced to ensure that WIC services are provided with equal opportunity and without discrimination in accordance with State and Federal laws. It also meets the annual Civil Rights Training requirement for Local Agencies. Please maintain the attendance record on file at your local agency.

Objectives

  • Collect ethnic and racial data about applicants
  • Apply the public notification policy
  • Follow procedures for accepting complaints
  • Describe the monitoring process for compliance with civil rights policies, including compliance reviews and resolution of noncompliance
  • Uphold the responsibility for accommodation of people with disabilities
  • Apply the policy to provide language assistance to limited English proficient persons (LEP)
  • Recognize and practice good customer service
  • Recognize and practice good conflict resolution
  • Describe the protections provided for Faith Based Organizations

Target Audience

All local agency staff, including volunteers, that interact with WIC program applicants/participants and their supervisors.

Recorded Webinar

Handouts

 Nutrition Assessment and Care Plan Training Webinar Series

Part 1: The Nutrition Assessment

The purpose of the Nutrition Assessment training is to provide North Carolina WIC staff with an overview of the components to be collected during the nutrition assessment. This training reviews categories of assessment data to be used when establishing nutrition risk.

Target Audience

NC WIC Certified Professional Authorities (CPAs), NC Local Agency WIC Directors

Objectives

  • Define the nutrition assessment and its importance.
  • Discuss the frequency of when nutrition assessments should be completed.
  • Identify sources of nutrition assessment information.
  • Review the various categories of nutrition assessment information, and where it is input into Crossroads.
  • Review how to establish nutrition risk eligibility for WIC.

Recorded Webinar

Handouts

Attendance


Part 2: The Care Plan

The purpose of the Care Plan training is to provide North Carolina WIC staff with an overview of the components required in a comprehensive WIC nutrition care plan. This training demonstrates how to build a summary statement from the nutrition assessment and develop an individualized plan of care.

Target Audience

NC WIC Certified Professional Authorities (CPAs), NC Local Agency WIC Directors

Objectives

  • Review each component of a comprehensive WIC nutrition care plan.
  • Demonstrate how to summarize a participants’ nutrition status and develop a plan of care.
  • Review documentation standards for the nutrition assessment and care plan.
  • Discuss the importance of routine follow-up to assess nutrition risk and relevancy of the care plan.

Recorded Webinar

Handouts

Attendance


Part 3: Effective Data Collection and Counseling

The purpose of the Data Collection and Counseling training is to provide North Carolina WIC staff with an overview of strategies that may be used during the nutrition assessment process to facilitate positive behavior change and support participant health outcomes.

Target Audience

NC WIC Certified Professional Authorities (CPAs), NC Local Agency WIC Directors

Objectives

  • Describe the use of critical thinking skills to create an appropriate plan of care for WIC participants.
  • Review participant-centered counseling strategies to support positive behavior change.
  • Discuss techniques to engage participants in the counseling process using participant-centered services.
  • Review the importance of cultural awareness to effectively communicate with diverse groups of people.

Recorded Webinar

Handouts

Attendance

 NVRA Training for Local WIC Agencies

Description

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) is a federal statute that mandated dramatic changes to states' voter registration procedures by January 1, 1995. North Carolina met the deadline and implemented all aspects of the Act.

The purpose of NVRA is to:

  • Increase the number of eligible citizens who register to vote
  • Enhance the participation of eligible citizens who register to vote
  • Protect the integrity of the electoral process
  • Ensure that accurate and current voter registration rolls are maintained

This training conducted by the State Board of Elections NVRA Coordinator will review NVRA policy as it relates to the NC WIC Program.

Target Audience

  • All local agency WIC staff.

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019; 2:00 pm - 4 pm

Registration

 WIC Basic Training

Description

The purpose of WIC Basic Training is to provide an overview of the North Carolina WIC Program for newly hired Local Agency Staff. This training will not be a substitute for Crossroads training and attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of the NC WIC Crossroads Computer System.

Target Audience

Newly hired NC WIC Program Staff employed with the NC WIC Program at least one month, but not greater than one year.

Objectives

  • Describe the WIC Program
  • Summarize the benefits of participating in the WIC Program
  • Understand the role each employee plays in administering the WIC Program

Dates and Registration

  • TBD

Additional Nutrition Topics and Links

 American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight Resources

Description

The Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight serves as a translational engine for pediatric obesity prevention, assessment, management and treatment and moves policy and research from theory to practice in American healthcare, communities, and homes. Access continuing education and maintenance of certification modules, skill-building modules as well as webinars on the Resources page.

 Caring for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Description

Hosted by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). This webinar, free and open to all, will review evidence-based treatment for pregnant and breastfeeding women with opioid use disorder and barriers to care.

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019; 12-1pm

Registration

 CDC Learning Connection

The CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, the CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).

CDC Learning Connection

 CDC Online Training Course: Using the WHO Growth Charts to Assess Growth in the United States Among Children Ages Birth to 2 Years

Description

The purpose of the online training is to provide health care providers and public health professionals in the United States with expertise on using and interpreting the growth charts. There are seven sections in this course including the following:

  • Recommendations and Rationale for Using the WHO Growth Charts in the United States.
  • Creating the WHO Growth Standard for Infants and Young Children.
  • Comparing Methodologies Used to Develop WHO and CDC Growth Charts for Children Birth to 2 Years of Age.
  • Breastfeeding as the Norm for Infant Feeding.
  • Using the WHO Growth Standard Charts.
  • Summary.
  • Case Examples.

Self-assessment questions are included in each section, and five case studies provide scenarios to guide interpretation of the growth charts. The course can be completed in 45 minutes.

CDC's Online Course external link

 Complementary Feeding for Infants

Description

The webinar will highlight recommendations on transitioning to complementary foods for healthy, full-term infants (from approximately 6 months to one year old). The information shared will be based on the recently posted WIC Infant Nutrition and Feeding Guide.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019; 2:00 pm
  • Join the Webinar
    • Meeting Password: WIC19
  • Join the Audio
    • Audio: Call-in toll-free number: 888-844-9904
    • Access code: 4019433

 Maternal Nutrition and Wellness Course: Modules 1- 3

Overall Description

Maternal Nutrition and Wellness is a self-paced, faculty guided, online course offered by the Nutrition Services Branch in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that provides an opportunity for North Carolina Public Health Nutritionists to explore women’s health during preconception, pregnancy and lactation. It is a Commission on Dietetic Registration CPE Level 1 Course with goals to improve nutrition assessment and counseling skills in maternal health, enhance core knowledge in basic nutrition and management of specific conditions, provide updated resource lists and tools to connect clients with community resources, and improve nutrition status of communities served by course participants.

The ten week course consists of three modules: Module 1: Preventing Barriers to a Healthy Pregnancy, Module 2: Healthy Pregnancy and Lactation, and Module 3: Managing Diseases and Conditions During and After Pregnancy.  Each Module includes presentations that can be viewed online in various formats, handouts and activities to reinforce course material, and resources and references for further information.

Target Audience

Public health nutritionists and other dietetic professionals working in Local Health Agencies throughout North Carolina; New employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to maternal health and wellness, and those who want to broaden their maternal health and wellness knowledge base.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Preventing Barriers to a Healthy Pregnancy

Module 1 focuses on the care of a woman before she becomes pregnant as well as any health disparities that may influence pregnancy outcomes.  Module 1 consists of the following two units:

  • Unit 1: Nutrition Considerations in Preconception
  • Unit 2: Social and Psychological Determinants of Maternal Health

Module 2: Healthy Pregnancy and Lactation

Module 2 covers general nutrition care and specific nutrition concerns during pregnancy, as well as lactation.  Module 2 consists of the following three units:

  • Unit 1: Expectations and Nutrition during Pregnancy
  • Unit 2: Special Health and Nutrition Considerations
  • Unit 3: Health and Nutrition Considerations during Lactation

Module 3: Managing Diseases and Conditions During and After Pregnancy

Module 3 focuses on management of weight status, diabetes, and pregnant and lactating women with food allergies and celiac disease. Module 3 consists of the following three units:

  • Unit 1: The Impact of Weight in Pregnancy
  • Unit 2: Diabetes
  • Unit 3: Adverse Food Reactions in Maternal Health

Date(s), Registration

Will not be offered in 2019

 Messaging to Advance Health Equity in Public Policy

Description

The second webinar in the National Academy of Medicine’s Culture of Health Program Webinar Series. The National Academies report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, concluded that health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. Communities across the country are deploying action strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders. Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, developed a messaging guide that provides custom-built messages and insights for policy advocates to further the advancement of health equity. This guide provides an overview of shared values and the need to harness these values in mobilizing decision makers to take action. Experts will provide research-based tips and techniques for advancing health equity in public policy. A case study will illustrate how value-based messaging has proven effective in creating common ground while unifying communities and decision makers to create needed change.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019; 3:00 pm

Registration

 National Institute for Children’s Health Quality Recorded Webinars

 Improving Our Approach: Better Conversations and Breastfeeding

Description

This webinar provides approaches and strategies health professionals can use to help mothers open up about the challenges they face when breastfeeding. By understanding those challenges, we can better provide the supports they need. Viewers will walk away with insight on:

  • The supports and barriers facing breastfeeding mothers
  • Methods to identify breastfeeding concerns
  • Conversational approaches to better identify and engage with breastfeeding concerns
  • Methods for inspiring behavioral change

The webinar concludes with a role-play scenario so attendees can see how to put these approaches into action.

Recorded Webinar

 Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Description

How can we break the cycle of addiction and improve health for moms and babies? Experts discuss the benefits of universal screening for opioid use in the prenatal period and identify best practices of caring for a mother during the prenatal period. Specifically, viewers will learn about:

  • Overview of the continuum of care for mothers and infants
  • Patient story
  • Evidenced based recommendations and strategies to identify mothers and infants at risk
  • Standardized management of mothers and infants optimizing a non-pharmacologic care bundle
  • Importance of maternal involvement in care

Recorded Webinar

 Improving Safe Sleep Conversations: Strategies for Helping Families Adopt Safe Sleep Habits

Description

Stacy Scott, PhD, MPA, founder of the Global Infant Safe Sleep Center, leads a series of role-playing exercises where she demonstrates tactics to engage families from different backgrounds in meaningful conversations about safe sleep. These actionable skills will benefit all health professionals, human service providers, community health workers, home visitors, peer supporters and family members working to improve infant health outcomes.

Recorded Webinar

 Big Wins and Next Steps in Addressing Infant Mortality

Description

Between 2012 and 2017, the Health Resources Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau engaged the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) in what became a nationwide effort to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. By the end of the period, national infant mortality rates had declined by 5 percent. In this webinar, NICHQ shares the results and impact of the national Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (Infant Mortality CoIIN), strategies that led to success and key resources.

Recorded Webinar

 National WIC Association Webinars

 Workplace Breastfeeding - A Policy, System, Environmental (PSE) Change Approach and Impacts on State Employees

Description

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most infants and can reduce the risk for some health conditions for mother and child. Mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the US labor force, and workplace breastfeeding should be a priority among employers. State and federal laws advocate the importance of breastfeeding and rights of mothers to breastfeed. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) updated its workplace breastfeeding program through a policy-, system-, and environmental-change approach beginning in 2013, collecting data from annual health climate surveys and ongoing user-participation and satisfaction surveys administered through Qualtics/Survey Monkey, respectively, to gather data on duration of exclusively breastfed babies (EBF) of mothers participating, total duration of use of environmental supports, satisfaction of use, perceived organizational support and employee awareness and utilization of a workplace breastfeeding policy. With efforts created around PSE changes, participants have received both tangible and intangible benefits!

Date and Time

Thursday, June 6, 2019; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 How to Motivate and Counsel Pregnant Smokers

Description

Pregnancy is a life stage when women are motivated to attempt new health behaviors. Pregnant smokers may look to WIC staff for help with their smoking quit attempt. They rely upon WIC educators and staff to teach them how to set a quit date, fight cravings and break habits, and quit for good. This session will describe how some WIC clinics have successfully implemented the evidence-based Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) program. SCRIPT is a brief, effective intervention that provides techniques and tools to pregnant smokers who wish to quit. The SCRIPT program components include counseling, a patient workbook and the use of "Commit To Quit," a DVD/digital download. SCRIPT builds upon the framework of 5As tobacco counseling: Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange.

Date and Time

Thursday, June 13, 2019; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 Let’s Dig It: How WIC Gardens Turn the Participant Experience Inside Out, Transforming Nutrition Education, Building Communities, and Reclaiming Healthy Behaviors

Description

Looking to engage participants in nutrition education? Want to attract new WIC clients and build community? How can participants access more fresh fruits and vegetables? The answer is: garden, garden, garden! While WIC and fresh fruit and vegetable gardens are a natural pairing sometimes the process to start a garden is not clear and sometimes hard to sustain. This session will provide tools to agencies considering starting and sustaining a garden and discuss benefits of WIC gardens. We will examine existing gardens that are recently started, well-established, or somewhere in between from across the U.S. as real live WIC garden case studies. So get ready to "dig in!"

Date and Time

Thursday, October 10, 2019; 3:00 pm

Registration

Online Registration

 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health Training Website

Description

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) Training Website was developed to offer public health professionals and other interested persons immediate access to short, high quality trainings on a variety of public health topics. Trainings address core public health and epidemiology competencies, as well as public health preparedness capabilities.

These trainings are designed to address the most basic level of cognitive learning. They are short knowledge-level trainings that are designed to be completed on-the-job with very little time commitment.

 Pediatric Nutrition Courses - Modules 1-2

Overall Description

The Pediatric Nutrition Course provides a unique opportunity for those interested in expanding pediatric nutrition knowledge and skills in a self-paced, faculty guided, online format. The course consists of two individual modules: Module 1: Nutrition Assessment, Module 2: Basic Nutrition. Each module is offered separately, with continuing education credits available.

Target Audience

  • Public health nutritionists and other dietetic professionals working in Local Health Agencies throughout North Carolina.
  • New employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to pediatrics, and those who want to broaden their pediatric knowledge base.

Module Descriptions

Module 1: Nutrition Assessment

Module 1 is a CPE Level 1 training from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and designed to improve skills in the area of nutrition assessment by building competence in obtaining and evaluating indicators of nutritional status within the pediatric population. This Module is offered over ten weeks. Module 1 consists of the following six units:

  • Unit 1: Anthropometrics
  • Unit 2: Biochemical
  • Unit 3: Clinical
  • Unit 4: Food and Nutrition History
  • Unit 5: Ecosocial Factors
  • Unit 6: Psychosocial Factors

Module 2: Basic Nutrition

Module 2 is a CPE Level 1 training from the Commission of Dietetic Registration and designed to reinforce the fundamentals of nutrition assessment and nutrition monitoring/evaluation, and to build competence in using the nutrition care process within the pediatric population. This Module is offered over eleven weeks. Module 2 consists of the following 9 units:

  • Unit 1: Nutrition Education
  • Unit 2: Infant and Toddler Nutrition
  • Unit 3: Child Nutrition
  • Unit 4: Adolescent nutrition
  • Unit 5: Formulas
  • Unit 6: Anemia
  • Unit 7: Physical Activity
  • Unit 8: Elevated Blood Lead
  • Unit 9: Sports Nutrition

Dates and Registration

Module 1 - Nutrition Assessment

  • Offered January 28 - April 5, 2019
  • Registration closed

Module 2 - Basic Nutrition

  • Offered April 29 - July 12, 2019
  • Registration closed

 Potential Role of Nutrition in the First 2 Years of Life in the Prevention of Child Overweight and Obesity

Description

The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions is hosting a 75-minute webinar that will explore the role of infant and early childhood nutrition (birth to <2 years of age) related to healthy growth and the prevention of overweight and obesity later in childhood. Presentations will feature the current prevalence and trends of high weight-for-length in infants and young children, the state of the science on nutrition-related modifiable risk factors, and obesity prevention interventions that address healthy growth, with a special emphasis on reducing disparities in populations with above-average obesity risk.

Date and Time

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019; 12-1:15 pm

Registration

 UNC-SPH Department of Nutrition Continuing Education

Description

A new continuing education program in the Gilling’s School of Global Public Health’s Department of Nutrition is being designed to support dietitians and health-care practitioners throughout their careers. Click the link below for more information.

Department of Nutrition Continuing Education

 WIC Works, WIC Learning Online

WIC Learning Online is a series of online courses designed to train all levels of staff working in the WIC program. Select WIC Learning Online courses are approved for CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

 

 

 

Last Modified: June 12, 2019