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

New Jersey > New Jersey Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

New Jersey Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC services include nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening and health care referrals.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Jersey, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to five years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/localagencies.shtml

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on New Jersey WIC, please visit the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services website at:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/index.shtml

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

If you have questions about the program or if you would like to schedule an appointment with a local WIC state agency representative, call the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services at:
609-292-9560

Or call toll-free a local WIC agency at:
1-866-446-5942

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health and Senior Services (NJ)
http://www.state.nj.us




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