WIC Provides

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WIC provides healthy food via an eWIC card you can use at grocery stores. Meet 1:1 with a dietitian and get tips on feeding your family! 

 

  • Benefits to buy healthy foods that keep you and your family healthy and strong
  • Nutrition information and breastfeeding information and support
  • Health and diet assessments; individualized nutrition counseling. Hemoglobin (iron) and blood lead testing; monitor growth (weight and height)
  • Cooking activities in our Teaching Kitchen
  • Information and referrals to other community resources and programs

 

Many working families qualify for WIC. You may be eligible if you currently receive Kinship Care, FoodShare, or Medicaid, including Badgercare Plus.  
 


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Breastfeeding Program

WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding as the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants. 

Our goal is to help women successfully breastfeed their babies.

At WIC, all of our staff have gone through general or specialized training to provide evidence-based information and education to pregnant women, and to support breastfeeding families. We offer group sessions, both during pregnancy for you and your support team to learn about breastfeeding, as well as after your baby arrives to meet with other new moms for additional support. Our Peer Counselor can offer you more individualized support at the office or through a home or hospital visit. 


Registration

Phone: (262) 657-0840 ext. 225 
Text: (262) 902-8284
Email: mrogers@rkcaa.org



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WIC on the Go

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is excited to announce the launch of its new mobile health clinic, WIC on the Go. Scheduled to hit the road in December, WIC on the Go is a self-contained mobile health clinic that brings much-needed services directly to income-qualified pregnant and postpartum women and children under five. Services that will be offered through WIC on the Go include height/weight measurements, healthy meal planning, EWIC cards, blood tests and resources on breastfeeding. 

The idea for WIC on the Go stemmed from conversations between WIC staff and clients who often did not come back for follow-up appointments. Staff members learned that transportation issues and work schedules often made it difficult for mothers to get to the WIC office. WIC on the Go helps with both issues by bringing “front-door” health and nutrition services directly to women and children throughout Kenosha County with day and evening appointments.

The goals for introducing WIC on the Go include increasing accessibility to WIC services for families with transportation and scheduling challenges and growing the number of women and children served. “We are keeping up with technology and with people’s changing lives,” said Pam Halbach, Director. “WIC on the Go allows us to provide services in an efficient, family-friendly manner. Good quality nutrition ensures that children are going to school well-fed and ready to learn.”

The United States Department of Agriculture’s federal nutrition program, Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as WIC, has been active in Kenosha County for over 30 years. For more information on WIC on the Go, email wic@rkcaa.org.


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Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

Eligible WIC families receive one set of Farmer Market Nutrition Program checks each season to purchase locally grown produce. 

The checks (five $6 checks) can be used between June 1st and October 31st at authorized farmer markets and farm stands, but not at grocery stores. (The WIC farmer market checks are in addition to the benefits you receive on your eWIC card to purchase fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.)

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Farmers Market Nutrition Program page.

Farmers Market Schedule

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Pennoyer Park

Address:
3601 7th Avenue

Hours:
Tuesday, 6AM–Noon

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Columbus Park

Address:
54th Street and 22nd Avenue

Hours:
Wednesday, 6AM–Noon
Saturday, 6AM–1PM

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Lincoln Park

Address:
18th Avenue and 70th Street

Hours:
Thursday, 3–7PM

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Baker Park

Address:
66th Street and Sheridan Road

Hours:
Friday, 6AM–Noon

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Harbor Market Place

Address:
56th Street and 2nd Avenue

Hours: 
Saturday, 9AM–2PM

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Green Acres

Address:
2000 63rd Street 

Hours:
Daily, 8AM–7PM (July-September 3)

Special Hours:
Wednesdays from June 20–August 29, 11AM–3PM
Monday, July 2, July 16, 11AM–3PM
Monday, July 9, Aug.13, Noon–4PM

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Jerry Smith Produce

Address:
7150 18th Street

Hours:
Daily, 8AM–8PM

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Meyer Family Farm

Address:
22201 75th Street (Salem)

Hours:
Daily, 8AM-8PM