Other Government Nutrition Programs

Women, Infants and Children [WIC] provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. (http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/wic/)

School Breakfast and Lunch is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. Its goal is to provide a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast and lunch for children in order to promote sound eating habits, to foster good health and academic achievement and to reinforce the nutrition education taught in the classroom. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/school.html)

Summer Food Service Program [SFSP] provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/childadult/summer_food.html)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program [TEFAP] was designed to distribute free federally donated food to eligible, needy persons throughout the country. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/fooddistrib/tefap.html)

State Food Purchase Program [SFPP] designed to distribute free healthy and nutritious state donated food to feed people affected by hunger. (http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/fn/fooddistrib/foodpurchaseprogram.html)