WIC-Approved Formula Substitutions

Forest County WIC clients, please see the link below for WIC-approved formula substitutions. This list will be updated frequently by DHS. If you have any questions, please call our office at 715-478-3371.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wic/formula-substitutions.htm?fbclid=IwAR3Dvlc0qiY3VVoc8v7VA-hUOrPL8zvwZyTpcXJ_lpYFHj0u8Wvq-HFlUTA

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Seasons of Health Spring Kick-Off: Substance Abuse Prevention

The Forest County Health Department launched its Seasons of Health campaign in December. The campaign is guided by the community health plan’s health priorities that have temporarily been extended. The winter season focused on improving mental health by encouraging physical activity during the winter months.

With spring approaching, the campaign will shift focus from mental health to substance abuse prevention. In March, the Health Department will promote gardening and volunteering at the school and community gardens to help celebrate National Nutrition Month. Forest County is looking for volunteers for their community garden, the Crandon school garden, and the community flower pots which will be led by Forest County’s master gardeners. If interested, please call the Forest County Health Department at 715-478-3371 to be added to the volunteer list.

 April and May are alcohol awareness month and mental health month. The Health Department will be promoting the 24/7 drug drop boxes, worksite wellness policies and challenges, and participating in prevention week. April 30th is an annual, nationally recognized day, to remind individuals to clean out their medicine cabinets! There is a 24/7 drop box at the Forest County Sheriff’s department to dispose of old medication. Stay tuned for additional seasons of health updates and events to come!

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Seed Starting Opportunity

Are you interested in learning more about growing your own vegetables? Check out the event being offered below! This free educational opportunity is intended for adults 18 years and older at this time.
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Candlelight Walk: February 11th 6-8pm

Join us on February 11th from 6-8pm for a family fun night! Get out of your house for some physical activity and socialization while sipping on hot chocolate! February is National Heart Month, and we are encouraging you to come celebrate by raising your heart rate!
 
The candlelight walk will feature bags designed by Crandon Elementary 3rd-5th graders. Prior to designing the bags, the students will receive a brief lesson regarding how their hearts work and why it is important to keep them healthy. Check out some of the bags designed by the Crandon school’s 3rd through 5th graders that you’ll see tonight!
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