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Health and Nutrition

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Birth to 3 Nutrition Therapy

Bread Table

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for Seniors

Farmer's Market Vouchers Fit Families
Food Pantry Memory Lane

Soup Kitchen & Community Garden

Taste of the Month Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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 to those in Douglas County. 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 Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) RD, Parent request, Birth to 3 Service Coordinator request, or any team member who fills out the Birth to 3 Nutrition Screening Tool.

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Bread Table

Day old bread and a variety of other foods donated by local merchants are available daily at the Douglas County office during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) and at the Solid Rock office on weekends.

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for Seniors

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Food packages include a variety of foods such as nonfat dry and ultra high-temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready to eat cereal, pasta, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, poultry or fish and canned fruits and vegetables. 

Income Guidelines

CSFP participants must meet the poverty guidelines for the program.

  • $1,354 per month (1 person household)
  • $1,832 per month (2 person household)

Anyone 60 and over who meets the income guidelines and lives in Northwest Wisconsin is encouraged to sign up with their Wisconsin ID. 

Distribution Dates

           Lew Martin Senior Center

  • Distribution is the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    at 1527 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

           Iron River Community Center

  • Distribution is on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
    at 8275 East Mill Street, Iron River, WI 54847

Please call 715-394-3644 or email seniorcenter@northwest-csa.org for more information.

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Farmer's Market Vouchers

During the growing season, we provide participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) in Douglas County with vouchers for nutritional homegrown fruits, vegetables and herbs.

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Fit Families

Fit Families is a successful behavior change program for families with 2 to 4 year old children and the Fit Family Staff in Douglas County.Fit Families logo

Core Messages

  • Move More, Watch Less
  • Make Every Bite Count...More Fruit and Vegetables
  • Make Every Sip Count...More Healthy Beverages

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Food Pantry

Households are provided with 3 to 5 days of food and other necessities. This is located at the Douglas County office Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Food Pantry

Donations

The Douglas County Food Pantry is always in need of other items and is greatly appreciated. We are in need of:

  • Fresh and canned Fruits
  • Diapers and other baby items

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 Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Memory Lane Adult Day Services

Do you care for a loved one with Alzheimer's? Is someone in your family experiencing some form of dementia? There is help available through Northwest Wisconsin Community Service Agency.

We offer care for your loved one experiencing Alzheimer's - Dementia and time off for yourself. Memory Lane Adult Day Services offers you the confidence of knowing your loved one will be well cared for. Each participant is shown the respect they deserve and are treated with dignity. Special attention is paid to the specific needs of each individual.

Services are available Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at both Douglas and Ashland counties location. Volunteer opportunities are available and always appreciated!

Funding for Memory Lane comes from grants, donations, participant fees and community support. Transportation and scholarship monies may be available to those who qualify.

Participant Benefits

  • Safe and Friendly Environment
  • Trained Staff and Volunteers
  • Hot Lunch and Nutritious Snacks
  • Socialization
  • Individual Care Plans
  • Exercise
  • Daily Activities
  • Laughing and Reminiscing
  • Sharing a Skill or Talent
  • Learning New Things

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for older adults with Alzheimer's - other dementia by offering adult day services committed to enhancing and maintaining self-respect, dignity and maximum independence; and to offer time off to caregivers who are responsible for an adult in need of supervision and care.

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Soup Kitchen & Community Garden

Community lunch provided at noon and dinner provided at 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday and 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Safe Haven.

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Taste of the Month

Free samples and recipes for nutritious meals provided monthly in coordination with the UW-Extension Office in Douglas County.

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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)WIC logo

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, education, food vouchers, smoking cessation, prenatal care and peer breast-feeding to pregnant and postpartum women with infants/children up to age 5.

One is considered an eligible WIC applicant if they have a documented nutrition risk, meet the income requirement, and live in Wisconsin. To apply, please fill out the WIC Application.  

The WIC Income eligibility is based on 185% of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines Nonfarm Income Poverty Guidelines for Gross Income (before deductions)

WIC Services

  • 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

Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.(link sends e-mail)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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