Contact a Chippewa County WIC Nutritionist
Phone: (715) 726-7903
Toll Free: 1-800-400-3678
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) provides
food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and
breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years
of age healthy and strong.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
- You live in Wisconsin
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or a new mother
- You have an infant or children under 5 years of age
- You or your children have a health or nutrition need
- You have a household income (before tax deductions) that is less than or equal to WIC income guidelines. Many working families, students, and military families qualify. A pregnant woman counts as two family members. See the examples below.
|Family Size||Weekly Income||Monthly Income|
|For July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013|
Income Guidelines are revised every July. Check with the local WIC project to find out if you and your family meet the guidelines.
You are likely income eligible for WIC if you currently receive Kinship Care, W-2, Food Share, Badger Care, or Medicaid. You may be income eligible for WIC if Food stamp eligibility has been canceled.
The WIC Program uses the same income criteria as free and reduced price school lunches. Fathers, guardians or foster parents may apply for WIC for their children.
How to Apply for WIC?
Call the WIC program nearest you. Check your local phone directory for the public health or WIC office in your area. Or call 1-800-722-2295 for assistance in locating a WIC program. Apply on-line here!
At your appointment, a WIC nutritionist will review your or your child's health history. You will also discuss what you and your children eat.
If you are eligible, you will receive nutrition information and counseling, learn about other services, and receive checks to buy foods such as:
|Milk||Fruit or Vegetable Juice||Cheese|
|Infant Formula||Baby Foods: fruits, vegetables, meats, cereals||Eggs|
|Peanut Butter||Canned tuna or Salmon||Fresh, Frozen or Canned vegetables and fruits|
|Cereal||Whole Grain Bread, Rolls, Tortillas or Rice||Dried or Canned Beans and Peas|
How WIC Works?
The WIC staff cares about you and your children. They will provide:
- Information on how to use WIC foods to improve health
- Checks to buy foods that help keep you and your children healthy and strong
- Help getting immunizations for your children
- Discussions on food shopping, recipes, taking care of babies and how to breastfeed
- Information on healthy eating during pregnancy and breastfeeding and tips on feeding your child
- Referrals to doctors, dentists, and programs like Food Stamps, Medicaid, healthy Start, Head Start, and Badger Care
WIC Works Wonders!
For Women - Women in the WIC Program eat better, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care.
For Infants - Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better
For Children - Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, visit their doctors regularly and receive immunizations.
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.