Have kids under 5 or a baby on the way? Count on WIC for nutritious foods, breastfeeding education and support, and access to health professionals and other community services.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR WIC
What is WIC?
WIC is a national supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. The program is available to help keep your family healthy and strong. In Winnebago County we are glad to have the WIC division working within our health department to support the needs of growing families when they need it most.
To safeguard the health of low to moderate-income women, infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk, by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care.
- Pregnant women
- Postpartum mothers up to 6 months
- Breastfeeding mothers up to 1 year postpartum
- Infants and children up to age 5
- Fathers, guardians and foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
- Find income eligibility guidelines at: dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/income-guidelines.htm
What the WIC program provides:
- Healthy, Wholesome Foods:
- Women (pregnant and postpartum) and children receive dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and iron rich foods.
- Infants, partially breastfed or non-breastfed, receive infant formula. Older infants receive cereals, fruits, vegetables and meats.
- Nutrition Education: WIC dieticians work with families to address healthy eating habits, infant feeding, dietary needs, food shopping and meal planning.
- Breastfeeding Support: WIC provides one-one-one breastfeeding support for mothers through classes, peer counseling, support groups and supplies.
- Referrals: WIC can connect families to health and community services, resources and programs for needs such as prenatal health care, smoking cessation, water testing, Medicaid, FoodShare and Head Start.
We can also give you information about:
- Breastfeeding and infant feeding
- Car Seats Fetal and child growth and development
- Depression and emotional health
- Domestic Violence
- Health Insurance
- House and home safety
- How to stop smoking
- Immunizations Medical and dental procedures
- Planning your next pregnancy
- Safe sleeping
- Other community resources
Wisconsin WIC temporarily offers other types of formula, or substitutions, for the formula listed on your WIC benefits due to continued nationwide formula supply concerns. Find rebate and substitution information at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic
WIC Contact Info:
112 Otter Avenue, Second Floor
Talk: (920) 232-3350
Text: (920) 267-7610
211 N. Commercial Street, Second Floor
Talk: (920) 729-2945
Due to the pandemic, at this time all WIC appointments and certifications are provided over the phone. In-person appointments are available upon request.
Fit Families is now enrolling!
If you have children 2-4 years old and are interested in developing healthy habits like eating more vegetables, choosing healthy beverages or being more active, we can help! Learn more here.
Additional WIC Services:
- Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
- Breastfeeding Peer Counseling
- Immunization Screening and Referral
This institution is an equal opportunity provider: USDA Nondiscrimination Statement