Check WIC Out: Give your child a healthy start!

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:

1/$23,107

2/$31,284

3/$39,461

4/$47,638

5/$55,815

6/$63,992

7/$71,169

8/$80,346

WIC Shopper-WIC shopping simplified

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:

http://nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/participants/wic-benefits/index.shtml

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:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic

https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-eligibility-requirements

https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-how-apply

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/

Contact your local program to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-328-3838 (24 hours)

North Jersey:

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.

 

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Check WIC Out: Give your child a healthy start!

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call WIC for help with Women, Children and Infants. Call the number directly for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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