Story Event at The Hornell Library

IF YOU GAVE A…. STORY EVENT!

Come join Heather Forenz, Qualified Nutritionist with the

ProAction Steuben County WIC Program to celebrate the

100th Anniversary of Children’s Book week at the Hornell Library.

WIC2GO Maintenance Outage starting Thursday, October 31st expected to last until 2 AM on Friday, November 1st.

Dear WIC Participants,

 

The NYS WIC Program has issued an informational message to advise you that there is a scheduled maintenance beginning at 7 PM on Thursday, October 31st expected to last until 2 AM on Friday, November 1st. This maintenance may result in short, intermittent outages that impact the availability of NYWIC and WIC2GO.

Participants may be unable to use WIC2GO for checking benefits, searching for clinics or stores, scanning items or viewing appointments during this maintenance period.

 

Thank you,

NY State WIC Program and ProAction Steuben WIC Program Staff

WIC2GO Maintenance Outage from 5am-7am Wednesday, October 16th

Dear WIC Participants,

 

The NYS WIC Program has issued an informational message to advise you that there is a scheduled maintenance outage from 5am-7am on Wednesday, October 16th. This maintenance may result in short, intermittent outages that impact the availability of NYWIC and WIC2GO.

Participants may be unable to use WIC2GO for checking benefits, searching for clinics or stores, scanning items or viewing appointments during this maintenance period.

Thank you,
ProAction Steuben WIC Program Staff

WIC2Go Outage Scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019 between 7:00-11:59pm

The NYS WIC Program has informed local agencies there will be a brief maintenance outage that will impact the WIC2Go  App on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 between the hours of 7:00-11:59 PM.  The outage should last approximately 5-10 minutes.

Participants WILL be able to shop with benefits that were ISSUED BEFORE the outage.

However, WIC2Go WILL NOT be available to check benefit balances, WIC appointments/notifications, approved foods list, UPC scanner, or clinic/store locator.

NYWIC, WIC2Go, and the connectivity to the EBT Service Provider – Conduent, will not be available.

Thank you,
NYS WIC Program and your local agency, Pro Action Steuben WIC Program

General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour

General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care as General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.
This recall only affects this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour five-pound bags. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.
Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit www.generalmills.com/flour
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Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O26 is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Voluntary Recall For Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron

Perrigo Issues Voluntary Recall For Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based With Iron

Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, MI – Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounces, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected by this recall is 23,388.

No adverse events have been reported to date, and the recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution stemming from a consumer report. No other products or retailers are affect by this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the product should look for Lot Code C26EVFV with a “use by” date of February 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package. Any consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use and can visit any Walmart store for a refund.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993

1-888-INFO-FDA (1-88-463-6332)

WIC Program Updates happening Friday and Saturday

We are off to a great start with the new eWIC benefit card which offers flexibility when shopping and purchasing benefits. As technology is a great resource, there are time that system need upgrades. Please read through the information below to gain a better understanding of when and why the eWIC system may not be functioning at our local WIC approved stores due to upgrades.

 

There are systems upgrades scheduled over the next few days, and DOH (Department of Health) does not anticipate outages longer then the times noted below.

**There is a Conduent (eWIC) server migration scheduled for Friday morning, May 31st from 4 AM to 7 AM. Participants may not be able to shop or check benefit balances at registers, using WIC Connect, or on WIC2GO during this time.

**There is a NYWIC Production database upgrade scheduled for Saturday, June 1st from 3 PM to 12 AM. NYWIC and WIC2GO will be unavailable during this time.  Participants will still be able to shop, this should only impact the apps during this time on Saturday.

WIC staff will immediately submit help desk tickets for any issues.

 

Thank you,

NYS WIC Program

 

Job Opening: Registered Dietitian

 

Join the WIC Family

Cornerstone Family Healthcare is in search of a dynamic WIC Registered Dietitian to plan, implement, and evaluate nutritional education activities for patients at our Community Health Center in Newburgh, NY.

Description

• Conduct nutrition risk assessment to determine all nutrition risk
• Provide nutrition education responsive to the identified needs/interests of at-risk
• Provide and document appropriate follow-up referrals to other health and social
• Implement individual care plans for at-risk participants (initiated and participant
• Plan, conduct and evaluate the nutrition program at Cornerstone (develop lesson plans, handouts)
• Provide high-risk nutritional
• Develop individual care plans for high-risk
• Coordinate nutrition counseling activities at Cornerstone responsive to the identified needs/interests of high-risk
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Care
• Attend and participate in monthly department, All Staff and other required meetings.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences, community nutrition, clinical dietetics, foods and nutrition from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by New York State Education Department

Licenses Required: Registered Dietitian

Experience Required: Completion of a dietetic internship in an institution approved by the American Dietetic Association and is either currently registered or is eligible for registration by the American Dietetic Association.

Benefits Include: We offer a highly competitive salary & benefit package including over 3 weeks of paid time off a year. We also provide Top-notch group medical, dental and vision insurance | Long-term disability and life insurance | 403(b) Retirement Plan | Supplemental disability, accident, and life insurance Please submit a Cover Letter, Current Resume, and Salary Requirements. Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a nonprofit community health center. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable healthcare services to our community.

 

 

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FINALLY EWIC HAS COME TO NEW YORK !!!!!

EWIC is Here! If your are a Participant and are currently certified

  • Use the rest of your checks
  • Keep your scheduled appointment
  • Bring your ID and documents
  • Complete your Nutrition counseling
  • Go shopping with your Brand New EWIC Card