Check WIC Out: Give your child a healthy start!
New Jersey WIC Woman, Infants & Children: Every Child Deserves a healthy Start
Shop at over 900 convenient WIC Approved Grocery Stores
What is WIC?
WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education and community support to income-eligible pregnant women, moms of infants and children up to 5 years old.
You may Quality for WIC Benefits if you:
*Live in New Jersey and are:
*Pregnant (or recently pregnant)
*A breastfeeding mother (up to 1 year)
*An infant or child under 5 years old.
*Meet the income guidelines even if you work or receive Disability, Social Security, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
*Have a nutritional need
WIC Income Guidelines (Effective July 1, 2019)
If your household income is less than or equal to, the guidelines below, you may qualify for WIC.
Household Size/Yearly Income:
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Use WIC benefits to save an average of $60 per month for each family member on WIC.
Food options for Moms and Children
*Vegetables and Fruit (fresh, canned, frozen) 100% juice
*Breakfast Cereal, Cheese, Eggs and Peanut Butter
*Beans, Peas, Lentils-dry or canned varieties
*Whole Grain Foods like bread, pasta, rice and tortillas
*Milk, Soy Milk, Tofu and Yogurt
*Canned Fish (for exclusively breasfeeding women only)
Food Options for Infants:
*Formula, cereal, baby food including vegetable and fruit varieties
*Meat baby food for exclusively breastfed infants
For more information:
Other WIC Services:
WIC connects families to other local services like dental care and immunizations.
WIC Provides you with three options for learning:
*Meet individually with a nutrition and/or a breastfeeding expert to get your questions answered.
*Online WIC lessons are available at http://www.NJWIConline.org
*WIC Discussion Groups are a great way to meet and learn from other parents.
Plus-breastfeeding support if and when you need it.
The WIC Websites and regulations:
Contact your local program to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-328-3838 (24 hours)
East Orange WIC-(973) 395-8960
Jersey City WIC-(201) 547-6842
Newark WIC-(973) 733-7628
North Hudson WIC-(201) 866-4700
Passaic WIC-(973) 365-5620
NORWESCAP WIC-Newton, Phillipsburg, Hackettstown and Washington (908) 454-1210
St. Joseph’s WIC-(973) 754-4575
Rutgers WIC-(973) 972-3416
Please see the website to see the locations in Central and South Jersey and New York City.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the WIC pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above number or check out the websites for more information.