A message from Human Services Commissioner Johnson: Fighting Lead with Nutrition

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

The NJ Department of Human Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP-Education Program help families buy nutritious foods and learn about healthy eating and active living.

These fact sheets can help New Jerseyans learn about the importance of nutrition in fighting lead and encourage eligible families to sign up for SNAP. SNAP can help families buy foods high in iron, vitamin C and calcium, which can help combat lead being absorb in the body.

To apply for NJSNAP online, visit njhelps.org.

Thank you,
Carole Johnson
NJ Human Services Commissioner

Click HERE to learn more about the foods that fight lead. To apply for NJSNAP online visit njhelps.org or call 1-800-687-9512 (TTY 711). Horizon NJ Health wants to make sure you get the information you need to take care of your health. If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 1-800-682-9090 (TTY 711), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Feeding your family healthy food rich in Iron,
Vitamin C and Calcium can help limit the absorption of lead.

NJ Department of Human Services
Phil Murphy, Governor l Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor l Carole Johnson, Commissioner


Iron - lean red meats,
beans, peanut butter,
and cereals

New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP)
Provides individuals and families with low incomes money to purchase nutritious foods
that can help fight lead. To apply for NJSNAP online visit njhelps.org. or call 1-800-687-
9512 and visit www.NJSNAP-Ed.gov for information about healthy food.


Calcium - milk, yogurt,
cheese, and green leafy
vegetables like spinach

Vitamin C - oranges,
green and red peppers,
and juices

NJ SNAP can help you buy nutritious foods that can help fight lead

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