100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 180
Balsam Lake, WI - 54810
Polk County Health Department is a local WIC Office in Wisconsin. Polk County Health Department is located in Polk County. They also administers the Farmer's Market Nutrition Program.
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
be a resident of Wisconsin; and
be income eligible; and have a health or nutrition need.
The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
The goals of the Wisconsin WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) are:
to provide WIC participants with checks to purchase locally-grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at farmers' markets;
to provide WIC participants with nutrition education and the resources to encourage the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs; and
to increase the awareness and utilization of farmers' markets.
The WIC FMNP provides a one-time food benefit per growing season to WIC families. Each family receives checks that are redeemed at local farmers' markets from June through October. Approximately 1,000 farmers currently participate in this program.