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W.I.C. Program

What is WIC?

Women, infant and children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition Program for Women, infants and children designed to provide nutritious foods, education and counseling to ensure a balanced diet and behavioral changes.

WIC program is federally funded by USDA United State Dept of Agriculture).

WIC also services as a link to other health care services by providing referrals to other Community organizations. Such as Health/hospital Centers, Medicaid/food stamps, food pantry, Day care centers, action services, etc.

WHO is WIC for?

Women: pregnant, Breastfeeding post partum (up to one year after delivery), non-breast feeding (up to six month after delivery).

Infants: Breast feeding is encouraged for all infants, non breast fed infants receive iron-fortified formula until 12 months of age.

Children: Children up to 5 yrs of age.

Who Qualifies for WIC?

Families or working families that meet income eligibility based on family size and gross income. Income guidelines change every year.

Have a nutritional risk assessed by a program nutritionist.

WIC Services

All services are provided on site with a one stop concept at no cost to participants.

  • Nutrition Assessment based on their height, weight, blood work (anemia test) and diet assessment.
  • Clients are provided free height, weight and blood work services.
  • Individual counseling based on their current diet assessment.
  • Group nutrition education classes on different topics.
  • Nutritious foods high in protein, calcium, vitamin A, C, D and iron, fiber folate and riboflavin.
  • Breast feeding education and support.
  • Health care referrals.
  • Immunization screening.
  • Voter registration enrollment for women.
  • Farmer market promotion, voucher distribution, etc.

Downloadable Forms : http://www.njwiconline.org