Services and Support

For Schools

Active kids learn better. When students get more time for health and physical education, they do better physically, mentally and emotionally.

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For Worksites

Americans spend one-third of their time at work. The Department of Health partners with and provides resources for New Jersey businesses that want to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic illness in the workplace.

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For Communities

The Department of Health sponsors two primary initiatives to improve fitness levels and access to sound nutrition in the community at large.

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Breastfeeding

The Department of Health works with hospitals across the state to promote exclusive and sustained breastfeeding, which has numerous and well-documented benefits for both infants and nursing mothers.

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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.

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Last Reviewed: 3/8/2017