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WIC

Women, Infants

and Children

(WIC) Program

 

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) promotes and strives to maintain the nutritional health and well-being of breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.

 

WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge.

 

To Make an Appointment:

Please call us at 920-388-7160 between the hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm to schedule an appointment.

Visit the Wisconsin WIC informational website for more information and resources:

WIC Provides:

  • Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
  • An eWIC debit card to purchase healthy foods and infant formula. 
  • Additional Benefits to breastfeeding women who do not supplement with formula.
  • Assistance with childhood immunizations and lead screening.
  • Education on healthy eating during pregnancy, breastfeed and early childhood
  • Referrals to doctors and other programs such as, FoodShare, BadgerCare, Birth to Three and Prenatal Care Coordination with a nurse on site.

 

Visit the United States Department of Agriculture for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the WIC program.

What to Bring to Your First WIC appointment:

  • All household members who are being certified
  • Identification for all household members being certified (driver's license, birth certificate or crib card.  Social Security cards are NOT acceptable)
  • Verification of household income (pay stubs, notification of eligibility for Medicaid, W-2 forms, income tax return, SSI or child support statements)
  • Proof of Residence (Bring an envelope or letter with your name and address on it).
  • Proof of Pregnancy (a slip from the Doctor confirming pregnancy AND DUE DATE)

To be Eligible for WIC you must:

        be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and

         be a resident of Wisconsin; and

         be income eligible; and

         have a health or nutritional need.

Breast is Best!

Research has shown that there is no better food than breast milk for the baby's first year of life. Breastfeeding provides many health, nutritional, economic, and emotional benefits to the mother and baby. There are also significant benefits to the community, workplace and the environment.

WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed will be provided with information through counseling and breastfeeding educational materials to support their healthy decision. Mothers who exclusively breastfeed will receive enhanced food packages and may be eligible for a breast pump.

 

Click on the icons below for additional breastfeeding resources:

 

       Health and nutrition information for pregnant and breastfeeding moms:

        Encouragement, support and information from the La Leche League:

        Breastfeeding articles and up-to-date information from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services:

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The goals of the Wisconsin WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) are: 

         To provide WIC participants with checks to purchase locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at farmers markets.

         To provide WIC participants with nutrition education and the resources to encourage the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

         To increase the awareness and use of farmers markets.

The WIC FMNP provides a one-time food benefit per growing season to WIC families. Each family receives checks that are redeemed at local farmers markets from June through October. Approximately 1,000 Wisconsin farmers currently participate in this program.

Favorite WIC Recipe:

Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup

Ingredients:

         1 pound chicken breasts

         1 teaspoon olive oil

         2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped*

         1 red onion, peeled and chopped*

         4 garlic cloves, minced

         15 ounce can black beans, drained*

         15 ounce can diced tomatoes*

         8 cups chicken broth

         1 fajita seasoning packet

         1 cup instant brown rice, optional*

         1/2 teaspoon salt

         1 teaspoon chili powder

         1 teaspoon cumin

 

*WIC approved foods.

 

Kewaunee County Healthy Choices  Market:

 

Located at the Health and Human Services Building, lower level parking lot:

 

810 Lincoln St.

Kewaunee, WI 54216

(920)388-7160

 

2017 dates coming soon!

 

 

 Preparation:

  1. Place a large sauce 6-8 quart pot over medium heat.  Add the oil, chopped bell peppers, onions, and garlic.  Saute for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add whole chicken breasts, black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, fajita seasoning packet, salt, chili powder and cumin.  Add rice, stir it in with an additional 1 cup of water.  Bring the soup to a boil.  Lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Use tongs to remove the cooked chicken breasts.  Allow the soup to continue simmering to fully cook the rice.  Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes, then shred with two forks.  Once the rice is tender, add the shredded chicken back to the soup. 

Additional Resources:

For a complete listing of WIC approved food items, click on the icon below (English and Spanish versions available):

To understand the building blocks of a healthy diet and build your best plate:

  

 For healthy recipes that encourage you to eat more fruits and vegetables in your diet:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1)           mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2)           fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3)           email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 


 

 

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