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 Wisconsin Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program)
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To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:
  • be a pregnant, breastfeeding or post-partum mother or
  • be an infant/child up to age five;
  • be a resident of Wisconsin;
  • And be income eligible and have a health or nutrition need.
 
All Participants Receive the Following Benefits: 
  • Screening for nutrition and health needs.
  • Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health.
  • Checks to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong.
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like Food Share, Healthy Start and Head Start.
 
Women receive: 
·        WIC foods.
·        Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
·        Breastfeeding support.
 
Infants receive:
·        Breastfeeding support or infant formula.
·        Immunization referrals.
·        Parents/caregivers receive information on taking care of babies.
 
Children receive:
·        WIC foods.
·        Immunization referrals.
·        Parents/caregivers receive information on food shopping, recipes and feeding a child.
 
Health benefits of WIC:
  • Premature births reduced.
  • Low birth-weight reduced.
  • Long-term medical expenses reduced.
 
Food Benefits are Checks to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong and may include:
 
Milk, Eggs, Cereals, Peanut butter, Dried Beans and Peas, Tuna Fish, Carrots, Fruit Juices, Whole grains, Fruit and Vegetables.
 
Formulas and Medical Nutritionals:
  • Standard contract formulas,
  • Exempt (special) formulas for infants and children with special needs, or
  • Medical foods for children and women with special needs.
 
 
Income Eligibility Guidelines are based on 185% of the US Department of Health and Human Services Non-farm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (before deductions). Applicants exceeding 185% are not income eligible and must be given a WIC Ineligibility/Termination letter.  See WIC Links below for more information.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact Adams County Public Health.
608-339-4513 or 1-866-735-9616

WIC Clinics are held at
Adams County Health and Human Services, 108 E North Street, Friendship
Adams County Learning Center, 1070 State Highway 13, Friendship, WI - 888-288-7913 and
New Chester Town Hall, 629 Mason St, Grand Marsh  
 
    
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