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July 2023 Monthly Newsletter

Noteworthy News

From the Executive Director’s Desk

Lara Hermann, CFRE
Executive Director

Hello Friends:

Welcome to our first newsletter. Be sure to subscribe to future newsletters HERE. Or go to our website and subscribe on the home page. Keep reading to learn more about NHA and the individuals we serve.

Nutrition and Health Associates (NHA) is a local nonprofit organization serving economically challenged families in Rock County. We provide healthy foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support through the WIC program. We also provide prenatal care coordination and healthchecks for children up to age 5. It is our mission to promote excellent nutrition and health choices through education, maternal and child programming and community partnerships.

Recently NHA welcomed 3 new Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. WIC peer counselors provide breastfeeding information and support to new moms, support includes:

★ Tips for breastfeeding comfortably, even in public.

★ Ways to stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after returning to work or school.

★ Getting support from family and friends.

★ Getting a good start with breastfeeding.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors have successfully breastfed for a minimum of 6 months within the past 5 years. They are breastfeeding enthusiasts and love helping others enjoy a positive experience.

Outcomes in June

In June, we completed 128 Prenatal Care Coordination visits with nurse Julie. This program helps reduce infant mortality, preterm labor and low birth weights. Have you heard of Count the Kicks? Nurse Julie introduces this program to expecting moms in their third trimester. Paying attention to movement helps them get to know what’s normal for their baby and speak up if they notice a change. To learn more, visit

We completed 105 Healthchecks for children under the age of 5. Nurse Siobain assesses ages and stages to ensure childhood growth and development is on target. We also partnered with Rock County Head Start hosting multiple Lead Clinics providing 59 Lead checks for children. Children are at a higher risk of lead exposure due to environmental contaminants. High exposure can have serious consequences for their health including damage to the brain and central nervous system.

Click here for more News & Important Updates    

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program offers families the opportunity to purchase fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers. You can pick up FMNP checks from your local WIC office or have them mailed to you starting June 1, 2023. These checks can be used at approved farm stands and farmers markets through the month of October.

Click on these links to learn more:

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program


Eating the Rainbow on a Budget

Buying produce in season is a great way to save money on groceries and make sure you are getting fruits and vegetables in peak freshness! Summer is the perfect time to buy broccoli, peas, berries, salad greens, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, cauliflower, and much more.

Click here to see what produce in Wisconsin is in season:

WIC: Local Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs | Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Recipe of the Month: 

Ultimate Breakfast Casserole


Thank you NHA Board of Directors!


Additional Resources: 

Nutrition and Health Associates, Inc. 

Local Food and Nutrition Resources 

Community Resources 

2022 NHA Rock County Resource Guide.docx


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