Jefferson County Health Department offers the WIC program to assist pregnant women, infants and children to stay healthy.
The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.
WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information and referral to other health and nutrition services.
WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding. The Jefferson County Health Dept. WIC Program has Breastfeeding Peer Support Counselors available. All WIC staff are Certified Lactation Consultants.
For more information or a WIC Appointment Contact Jefferson County Health Department WIC Program 1541 Annex Road Jefferson WI 53549 Telephone: 920-674-7189 Fax: 920-674-7460 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:
be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and
Whole wheat/whole grain foods: 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice, soft corn or whole wheat tortillas
Beans, peas, lentils (canned or dried)
Canned fish (light tuna or pink salmon).
Milk, eggs, cheese
Infant cereals, fruits and vegetables, and meats
Standard contract formulas
Exempt (special) formulas for infants and children with special needs
Medical foods for children and women with special needs
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors Support Program
All pregnant and breastfeeding women enrolled in the Jefferson County WICProject have access to a trained breastfeeding peer counselor. Peer counselors promote breastfeeding and provide basic breastfeeding information prenatally.
They also help mothers explore and overcome barriers to breastfeeding. After delivery, peers offer support and encouragement to participants. They build mothers' confidence in their ability to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Education is provided based on needs and referrals are made as needed. Information is also provided regarding community resources.
Nondiscrimination Statements 2011
English In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Spanish De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad.Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz). Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.