From the Executive Director’s Desk
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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.
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 https://countthekicks.org/.
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.
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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
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.
Ultimate Breakfast Casserole
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tbsp milk
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
⅓ of a red bell pepper, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup cubed potatoes (Tip: peel, boil, and cube potatoes, then freeze for later use as hash browns)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a non-stick 9 x 13 pan.
Chop and dice all vegetables.
In a bowl, crack 6 eggs and add the milk, and then whisk together.
Add the diced vegetables to the egg mixture, and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
Pour mixture into pan, and sprinkle cheese on top. Place in the oven, and bake for 20–25 minutes.
Remove casserole and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Thank you NHA Board of Directors!
Rhonda Suda, Pres.
Chelsea Ballou, Vice Pres.
Anna Toye, Sec.
Matt Marquette, Treas.
Jill Camber Davidson
Nutrition and Health Associates, Inc.
Local Food and Nutrition Resources
2022 NHA Rock County Resource Guide.docx
Donate to NHA
Janesville WIC Office:
Click here for office hours:
Address: 32 E Racine St, Janesville, WI 53545
Beloit Office Hours:
Address: 46 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI 53511
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