What is “WIC”?
The special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
You can contact the WIC office at 715-478-3371 open Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:30PM.
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Did you know WIC has an app?
Download the MyWIC App today to:
- Check your benefit balance
- Scan barcodes to check allowable foods
- Search WIC foods
- Get important messages from your WIC clinic
- Access your online nutrition education
Search for Wisconsin MyWIC App on iTunes or Google Play.
Wisconsin WIC helps you buy the foods you and your children need to stay healthy. The WIC foods in your monthly food package are specifically chosen to promote good health, growth, and development. With your eWIC card, you can only buy foods that are approved by WIC and are in your current benefits. The authorized foods are described in the WIC Shopping Guide and the following videos. The current food list is effective November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2022.
Forest County Stores Offering WIC Approved Foods
600 E Pioneer Street
Crandon, WI 54520
Forest County WIC Approved Farmers Stands & Markets
We provide Farmers Market Checks for fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer months. Please contact us for more information.
Look for the yellow sign for WIC-approved markets or stands.
Armstrong Creek Area:
JOSH’S CORNSTAND (Fruits & Vegetables)
Located: Pioneer Plaza Parking Lot, Crandon, WI
July 4 – September 7, Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat 9AM-2PM, or until sold out
September 12 – October 3, Saturdays 9AM-2PM, or until sold out
Mares Produce (Variety of Vegetables)
Located: Highway 32 in Lakewood. Next to Laona State Bank
July 17 – October 10, Thurs-Fri-Sat 9AM-5PM and Sun 9AM-2PM
The Health Department offers breastfeeding education and support to pregnant women, new mothers, and to women who would like to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Breastfeeding peer counselors are moms who have breastfed and want to help other moms succeed in nursing their babies, too. By having peer counselors to talk and share thoughts, new mothers become more comfortable and confident while learning to breastfeed.
Our Forest County peer counselor for the WIC program is Steffany, who has two children of her own that were both breastfed. New mothers can take breastfeeding as an opportunity to spend quality time with their baby and relax. Steffany is available for calling or texting at 715-889-0066. She is also available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more breastfeeding information, please visit the Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition website.