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Douglas County Public Health and Nutrition Programs

  • WIC
  • Prenatal Care Coordination Program
  • First Breath
  • Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy

1805 Nth 14th Street, Suite 4
Superior, WI 54880
715-394-2750 phone
715-394-4651 fax



WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  It began in 1972 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health administers the Program in Wisconsin.

WIC provides:

  • nutrition and breastfeeding information
  • supplemental nutritious foods
  • referral to other health and nutrition services
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counseling to provide breastfeeding support during and after pregnancy
  • Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides WIC Participants with vouchers to buy locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs during the growing season

Eligibility Requirements:  Documented nutrition risk, income requirement and state residency.

WIC Income Eligibility:  Based on 185% of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines Nonfarm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (before deductions)  
click on link for income guidelines:








Prenatal Care Coordination

HB+PNCC is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.  HB+PNCC services include:

  • Help getting the health care they need
  • Personal support
  • Information on good eating habits and health practices (health education and nutrition counseling)
  • Information and help finding needed services in the community

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health and Nutrition Program provides PNCC case management in Douglas County.  Referrals come from WIC, Health Care Clinic, Lake Superior Community Health Care Center, MDs, Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services, Life Care Center, Social Workers and Schools. Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health Program collaborates with Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services to provide Public Health Nursing.

First Breath provides pregnant women with the support they need to quit smoking.

My Baby and Me is a free program that helps pregnant women abstain from alcohol.




"Eat Healthy, Be Active...Your Kids are Watching". 



Fit Families is a successful behavior change program for

  • Families with 2 to 4 year old children
  • Fit Families Staff

Core Messages:

1) Move More, Watch Less

 2) Make Every Bite Count…More Fruits and Vegetables

3) Make Every Sip Count…More Healthy Beverages


Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy is a nutrition service provided by the RD (Registered Dietitian) through Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Public Health Program.  It includes comprehensive assessment of the child’s nutritional status including analysis of medical and diet history, lab values, anthropometric measurements and feeding skills.  Based on the assessment, the RD develops an individualized nutrition treatment plan, provides nutrition counseling, nutrition care coordination, monitoring and reassessment.  In Birth to 3, our goal is to give the family the tools needed to ensure optimal nutritional status.
Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy referrals may be made via the WIC RD, Parent request or Birth to 3 Service Coordinator request or any Team member who fills out the Birth to 3 Nutrition Screening Tool..

This institution is an equal opportunity provider