|DATE:||September 28, 1995|
|MEMO CODE:||WIC Policy Memorandum: #95-22|
|SUBJECT:||WIC-Allowable Costs and Additional Issues-Associated With a Dietetic Supervised Practice Program or Other Out-of-Service Training Program|
|TO:||Regional Directors Supplemental Food Programs All Regions|
The attached policy memorandum clarifies the requirements WIC agencies must meet to spend federal WIC grant funds on a dietetic supervised practice program or other out-of-service training program for WIC staff and eligible in-kind staff. WIC agencies that incurred WIC-allowable training costs during the period Oct. 1, 1994 through Sept. 30, 1995 may charge these expenses to their fiscal year 1995 federal WIC grant.
The Food and Consumer Service (FCS) also developed the accompanying technical guidance document to offer optional suggestions, which WIC agencies may adopt at their discretion, to help them implement the policy. Further, attached are two additional relevant resources to share with all WIC state agencies. One is the American Dietetic Association (ADA) publication, entitled Developing a Dietetics Education Program, and the other is a packet of information and fact sheets on dietetic supervised practice programs that was duplicated by FCS with permission from ADA.
The former ADA publication serves as a guide for interested WIC agencies on how to develop an ADA-approved/accredited dietetic supervised practice program and on the procedures for writing a related self-study. FCS originally intended to develop a prototype self-study to make it easier for WIC agencies to design their own dietetic supervised practice programs. However, ADA recently published the attached handbook which provides excellent guidance on this process.
Therefore, in lieu of developing a similar guide, FCS purchased a copy of Developing a Dietetics Education Program for each WIC state agency's reference. The attached packet of ADA information includes an order form for WIC agencies to use if they wish to purchase more copies of this publication.
STANLEY C. GARNETT
Supplemental Food Programs Division