Location and Office Hours


Ellsworth Office

Pierce County Office Building
Main Level, Room 171

412 W. Kinne St.
PO Box 238
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6755
Fax: 715.273.6854

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River Falls Office
1234 S Wasson Lane, Suite A
River Falls, WI 54022

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
(Evening hours available,
call the clinic for details.)
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.425.8003
Fax: 715.425.8221

Staff Contacts

Director/Health Officer
AZ Snyder - EXT 6782
azsnyder@co.pierce.wi.us

Birth to Three
Lisa Olson - EXT 6759
lisa.olson@co.pierce.wi.us

Environmental Health
Michele Williams - EXT 6557
michele.williams@co.pierce.wi.us

Reproductive Health-
River Falls
-715.425.8003
piercerh@co.pierce.wi.us
Kelsi Winter
Michelle Klechefski

WIC
Brittany Mora - EXT 6568
brittany.mora@co.pierce.wi.us

 

 

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Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs

Pierce-Pepin Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC provides families with healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and access to many other health services. WIC benefits keep families strong and healthy! Babies born on WIC have better birth outcomes and better health later in life.

The Pierce-Pepin County WIC program may be contacted either by calling (715) 273-6758 or emailing WIC@co.pierce.wi.us

Interested in WIC?

WIC Benefits

Healthy Food
Healthy lives start with healthy food. WIC provides all participants with healthy, nutritious foods to supplement their diet. These foods include:

  • Fruits and vegetables: fresh, frozen, and canned
  • Milk, cheese, and more dairy
  • Cereal and other grains
  • Peanut butter, beans and more
  • Formula, if needed

Nutrition Education
WIC makes shopping for healthy foods, and eating them, easy. These are a few ways that WIC
supports its participants:

  • Personalized nutrition counseling
  • Prenatal nutrition tips
  • Shopping guidance

Breastfeeding Support
There are many benefits to breastfeeding. WIC helps participants figure out how
to breastfeed by providing:

  • Lactation support and education
  • Peer counseling
  • Classes and information

Care Beyond WIC
WIC also provides access to
many other services, such as:

  • Immunizations
  • FoodShare
  • Medicaid
  • BadgerCare Plus
  • Birth to Three
  • And other healthcare services! 

Apply for WIC

Do I qualify for WIC?
Please call the Pierce-Pepin WIC program at (715) 273-6758 to speak with someone about applying for WIC. Or fill out this WIC PRE-APPLICATION and someone will contact you.

You may qualify for WIC if you:

  • are a resident of Wisconsin
  • are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are a new mother
  • have a child under five-years-old, and
  • have a household income that meets WIC guidelines

Dads, grandparents, foster parents, and other caregivers of children under the age of 5 may also sign children up for WIC.

Current WIC Participants

How to use WIC

Shopping with WIC
WIC makes shopping easy with EBT cards. Watch Shopping for WIC Foods for a lesson on using the WIC car
d.

WIC-approved Foods
Only certain foods can be purchased with WIC. Approved foods are available in the WIC-approved foods booklet in:

Checking Your WIC Balance
WIC participants can check their WIC balance several ways.

    • Under "EBT Cardholders," select "More Information"
    • Enter your eWIC number and PIN
  • Find your balance on your last grocery store receipt
  • Ask for your balance at the grocery store

Clinic Sites

Pierce/Pepin WIC Clinic Sites

Site

Address

Clinic Dates

Durand 740 7th Ave W, Durand, WI 54736

1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month

Ellsworth

412 W Kinne Street
Pierce County Office Building – Middle level

1st Friday, 2nd Wednesday, 3rd Saturday and 4th Thursday of each month

River Falls

1234 S Wasson Lane
Suite A

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Prescott

206 Locust Street
United Church of Christ

3rd Tuesday of
February, May, August, November

Spring Valley

S520 Church Avenue
St. John's Church

3rd Tuesday of
January, April, July, October

 

Fit Families



WIC offers Fit Families to families with 2 to 4-year-old children. WIC nutritionists provide support and tools to these families every month for a year. Children who have completed Fit Families eat more fruits and vegetables, drink less juice, are more physically active, and watch less TV.
We work with community partners to build strong, healthy environments for all families in Pierce and Pepin Counties with these key messages
:

  • Make Every Bite Count...More Fruits & Veggies
  • Make Every Sip Count…More Healthy Beverages
  • Move More…Watch Less
  • Eat Healthy, Be Active…Your Kids are Watching

For more information on the Fit Families program, please contact our Registered Dietitian at 715-273-6755

Places to Play Guide

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

WIC provides Farmers' Market checks for families to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs at farmers' markets and stands. WIC provides checks once per summer beginning in June.
How to use your WIC farmers' market check
s:

  1. Pick up your checks from the Pierce-Pepin WIC office.
  2. Visit a farmers' market with WIC-approved vendors between June 1st and October 31st.
    Find a market or farm stand in Wisconsin.
  3. Look for the "WIC-approved vendor" yellow sign.
  4. Choose your fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetable, or herbs.
  5. Use one or more of your checks at a time. You cannot get change back.
  6. Give your checks to the vendor. No need to sign or show ID.
  7. Enjoy your fresh fruits and veggies!


WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Breastfeeding peer counselorsare here to answer your questions or help you through those tough times.


The Pierce-Pepin WIC
program has three breastfeeding peer counselors:
Jenny Hince 715-781-5466
Corrine GrothOlson 715-307-7884
Maria Pazderkik (Spanish Speaking) 715-307-8704

 

Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County

The Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to reduce hunger and inadequate nutrition in Pierce County through service, education, communication and coordination. A listing of food pantries and other resources can be found at this site: http://hungerpreventioncouncil.com

FoodShare benefits help people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. Apply for FoodShare by going to this site; https://access.wisconsin.gov or calling Pierce County Economic Support at (715)273-6788.

Food Resource Directory
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Spanish

Breastfeeding:

there are many benefits to Breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding is the best first food for babies.
  • Human milk is nutritionally complete.
  • Human milk supports optimal infant growth and development.
  • Breastfeeding enhances bonding between mother and child.
  • Human milk protects infants from many illnesses by boosting the immune system.
  • Breastfed infants are less likely to develop diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life.
  • Breastfed infants experience fewer allergies.
  • Breastfeeding mothers may lose weight faster after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding may protect women from osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and breast and ovarian cancers. 

Pierce County Public Health Department offers several ways to support breastfeeding:

  • If you have questions or are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties contact your health care provider or call the Pierce County Public Health Department to speak with a lactation specialist at (715) 273-6755.
  • Pierce County Public Health Department has breast pumps available for rent (at a cost). For more information call: (715) 273-6755.

Additional Breastfeeding Resources

Walk Around Pierce County

Walk Around Pierce County is a “virtual trip” around Pierce County powered by your activity. Walk, jog, swim, exercise at your club or do whatever you enjoy doing, just be active! Track your progress on the map of Pierce County by clicking on the different sites as you reach them. 

There is no cost for this activity. 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week gets you around the county in three months. (Kids should be active 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week so they should make the trip twice in 3 months.

Directions:
Start with #1 on the site list, Pierce County Courthouse.  Log your activity on the log form until you have accumulated 30 minutes of activity time. (Remember, activity is whatever you like to do to be active: walk, run, swim, garden, etc.)  When you have 30 minutes of cumulative activity time, you have reached the Pierce County Fairgrounds.  You can click on #2 on the map to see a picture of and read about the fairgrounds.  Continue to log your activity and “walk” around the county until you have returned to the Courthouse.  If you did it in 3 months or less, great!  Keep going and increase your activity as you go.

Let us know what you think of this program.  Contact Brittany Mora at Pierce County Public Health, 273-6755 or brittany.mora@co.pierce.wi.us
 

Designed by the Healthy Eating and Active Living Coalition of Pierce County.
Special thanks to Pierce County Partners in Tourism for providing information and photos of many of the sites.


Walk Around Pierce County Site List
Walk Around Pierce County Log Form
Walk Around Pierce County Map

 

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