Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Supplemental Nutrition Program 

WIC is a public health program available in New Jersey, which provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding counseling and healthcare referrals for NJ women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants and children under the age of 5.

VNA of Central Jersey is the Sponsor for WIC in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.

In 2014, nearly 34,000 mothers and children under the age of 5 received food and nutritional counseling for their families through the VNA Health Group WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program. The program includes nutritional counseling, anemia screening and vouchers for the purchase of selected nutritious foods. Services of a lactation consultant are also available.

Am I Eligible for the WIC Program?

Eligible participants include pregnant and nursing mothers as well as children up to 5 years of age. Eligibility depends on family size and income. To be eligible for a VNA New Jersey Women, Infants and Children Program, applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Categorical
  • Residential
  • Income
  • Nutrition Risk
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

Click here to review Federal WIC income eligibility guidelines or use the USDA.

WIC Locations

Perth Amboy
313 State St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
732-376-1138

New Brunswick
123 How Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-249-3768

Hartshorne
888 Main St
Belford, NJ 07718
732-471-9301

How do I apply?

Speak to a WIC VNA Health Group Representative

WIC programs are federally funded and sponsored by VNA of Central Jersey in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.

To apply to the VNA Health Group Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program, please contact one of our representatives.

For referral or additional information about WIC, click here or call us at 800-400-0981. To find out about community healthcare programs in your area, please visit our Community Wellness section.


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Federal WIC
Pre-Screening Tool

Click here to see if you qualify for our Women, Infants and Children Program (This pre-screening tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible for WIC benefits, it is not an application. To apply for WIC benefits, please contact VNA Health Group or your local agency)

VNA Health Group WIC Agencies

Children & Family Health Services