Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC Program

(845) 568-5473

Updates / Actualizaciones

Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC now serves Newburgh, Middletown, Highland Falls, Harriman, and Port Jervis!

Cornerstone Family Healthcare WIC ahora brinda servicios en Newburgh, Middletown, Highland Falls, Harriman y Port Jervis.


 


 

About the WIC Program

Being a single parent can be difficult. From financial challenges, to learning how to breastfeed and beyond. Cornerstone WIC is here for you. Our program provides assistance to single women and men who have kids under the age of five who need help paying for certain items at local pharmacies and grocery stores. With an extensive list of quality and nutritious items to choose from, we will help you provide for your family’s needs.

WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low income families by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information of healthy eating, and referrals to health care. Participants have access to health screening, nutrition counseling and breastfeeding counseling. Even working families may be eligible- call us to make an appointment today!

Cornerstone’s WIC program supports and safeguards the health of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets and information on healthy eating. We provide breastfeeding support!

If you are or anyone you know needs these services, Cornerstone’s WIC Program is Open (remotely) and can be reached at 845-568-5473.

Sobre el Programa WIC

Ser padre soltero puede ser difícil. Desde dificultades financieras, hasta aprender a amamantar y más Cornerstone WIC está aquí para usted. Nuestro programa brinda asistencia a mujeres y hombres solteros que tienen hijos menores de cinco años que necesitan ayuda para pagar ciertos artículos en las farmacias y tiendas de comestibles locales. Con una lista extensa de artículos nutritivos y de calidad para elegir, lo ayudaremos a satisfacer las necesidades de su familia.

La misión de WIC es salvaguardar la salud de las familias de bajos ingresos al proporcionar alimentos nutritivos para complementar las dietas, información sobre alimentación saludable, y referencias al cuidado de la salud. Los participantes tienen acceso a evaluaciones de salud, asesoramiento nutricional y asesoramiento sobre la lactancia materna. Las familias trabajadoras pueden ser elegibles, ¡llámenos hoy para hacer una cita!

El programa WIC de Cornerstone apoya y protege la salud de las mujeres embarazadas, posparto y lactantes, bebés, y niños hasta 5 años de edad que están en riesgo nutricional al proporcionar alimentos nutritivos para complementar su alimentación e información sobre una alimentación saludable. ¡Brindamos apoyo para la lactancia materna!

Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita estos servicios, el Programa WIC de Cornerstone está abierto (de forma remota) y puede comunicarse con ellos al 845-568-5473.

August is National Breastfeeding Month. Celebrate with us!

Online Resources

Informational Handouts:

WIC Breastfeeding Basics

Learn Start Overcome

Website Providing Breastfeeding Information and Guidance:

USDA WIC Breastfeeding website


 


 


 

Online Resources

Informational Handouts:

Skin to Skin Contact

Breastmilk Versus Formula

Websites Providing Breastfeeding Information and Guidance:

Information about Skin to SkinInformation about benefits of breastfeeding

 

Breastfeeding Peer Counselors - A Source of Support

Online Resources

Informational Handouts:

WIC Moms Helping Moms

Websites Providing Breastfeeding Information and Guidance:

WIC USDA Breastfeeding WebsiteLa Leche League Website

Agosto es el Mes Nacional de la Lactancia Materna. ¡Celébralo con nosotros!

Recursos en Línea

Folletos informativos:

Conceptos Básicos Sobre La Lactancia Materna

Aprenda, Comience, Supere y Triunfe

 

Sitio web que brindan información y orientación sobre la lactancia materna:

La Leche League

 


 

Recursos en Línea

Folletos informativos:

La Extracción Manual

          Almacenamiento y Preparación de la Leche Materna

Sitios web que brindan información y orientación sobre la lactancia materna:

Tutorial de la extracción manual Información sobre la extracción manual

 

Recursos en Línea

Folletos informativos:

Contacto de Piel con Piel

Leche Materna vs. Fórmula

Sitios web que brindan información y orientación sobre la lactancia materna:

Información sobre Piel con Piel Información sobre beneficios

 

Consejeras de la Lactancia Materna - Una Fuente de Apoyo

Recursos en Línea

Folletos informativos:

Mamás de WIC ayudando a las Mamás

Sitios web que brindan información y orientación sobre la lactancia materna:

Sitio web sobre lactancia materna de WIC USDASitio web de La Leche League en español

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and COVID-19 Guidance

Guía Sobre el Embarazo, la Lactancia y COVID-19

According to the CDC:

  • Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for most infants. We do not know whether mothers with COVID-19 can transmit the virus via breast milk, but the limited data available suggest this is not likely.
  • Whether and how to start or continue breastfeeding in moms with suspected or positive COVID infection should be determined by the mother in coordination with her family and healthcare providers.
  • A mother with confirmed COVID-19 should be counseled to take precautions to avoid spreading the virus to her infant, including hand-washing and wearing a cloth face covering.

Según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades:

  • La leche materna es la mejor fuente de nutrición para la mayoría de los bebés. No sabemos si las madres con COVID-19 pueden transmitir el virus a través de la leche materna, pero los datos limitados disponibles sugieren que esto no es probable.
  • En madres con sospecha o infección positiva de COVID, la madre debe determinar si y cómo comenzar o continuar la lactancia materna en coordinación con su familia y proveedores de atención médica.
  • Se debe aconsejar a una madre con COVID-19 confirmado que tome precauciones para evitar la propagación del virus a su bebé, incluido el lavado de manos y el uso de una mascarilla.

Breastfeeding and Immunity

La Lactancia Materna e Inmunidad

Mother’s antibodies provides immunity for infant.
Los anticuerpos de la madre proporcionan inmunidad al bebé.

For more information, visit:
https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/breastfeeding-benefits
https://kellymom.com/pregnancy/bf-prep/how_breastmilk_protects_newborns/

Para obtener más información, visite:
https://lllecuador.org/index.php/informacion-sobre-la-lactancia/beneficios-de-la-lactancia/


 

 

 

Get a great start by trying to breastfeed your infant within the first hour after birth.

Tenga un buen comienzo tratando de amamantar a su bebé dentro de la primera hora después del nacimiento.


WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are:

  • Moms just like you
  • Available day and night
  • Experienced at breastfeeding
  • Trained to help solve breastfeeding concerns
  • Trained to know when medical help is needed

Las Consejeras de la Lactancia Materna Son:

  • Mamás como usted
  • Disponible día y noche
  • Expertas en lactancia
  • Capacitadas para ayudar a resolver problemas de lactancia
  • Capacitadas para saber cuándo se necesita ayuda médica

Meet Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Conozca a Nuestras Consejeras de la Lactancia Materna

For more information on breastfeeding, visit:
https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/
https://www.llli.org/

Para obtener más información sobre la lactancia materna, visite:
https://www.llli.org/espanol/

Farmers Market Season is Here!

¡Llegó la temporada de los mercados de agricultores!

Learn more about Farmers Markets and how to use your Farmers Market Checks.

Obtenga más información sobre los Mercado de Agricultores y cómo usar sus cheques para los Mercados de Agricultores.

Child Feeding

Enjoy each other while enjoying family meals.  Keep meal time relaxed to nourish the body and help your family make stronger connections. Let your little ones select which foods to put on their plates and how much to eat from the healthy choices you provide.

Feed their independent spirit at meal times. Each meal with your preschoolers is a chance to help them grow and learn to make some decisions on their own. Encourage them to make their own food choices from the healthy foods you offer. Start early an you’ll help them build healthy eating habits for life.

Let go a little to gain a lot. It’s natural for moms to worry about their preschooler’s eating habits. Offer healthy foods and let your kids choose from them. They’ll be more likely to enjoy meal time and eat enough, so everyone is happier.

Think beyond a single meal. Keep in mind what your child eats over time. Meals and healthy snacks give children several chances every day to eat a variety of foods. If your child eats only a little or nothing at one meal, don’t worry. He’ll make up got it with other meals and snacks to get what he needs for good health over time.

Let your kids be produce pickers. Help them pick fruits and veggies at the store.

Want your kids to reach for a healthy snack? Make sure fruits and veggies are in reach.

Fruits, Vegetables, Low-fat Dairy, and Whole Grains

Strong bodies need strong bones. Give your preschooler fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk or yogurt at meals and snacks. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein for strong, healthy bones.

Milk Matters. Children of every age, and adults too, need the calcium, protein, and vitamin D fund on milk for strong bones. teeth, and muscles. Serve fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk or yogurt at meals and snacks.

Whole grains make a difference. Whole grains help keep your heart healthy and are good for digestion and a healthy weight. Choose foods with “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grains” on the label. Or check the ingredient lost to see of the word “whole” s before the first ingredient listed (for example, whole wheat flour). If it is, it’s whole grain.

Breastfeeding

Give breastfeeding mom your loving support. Most people think of breastfeeding as something just between mom and baby. The truth is, breastfeeding is a special time for everyone. Breastfeeding gives mom, dad, grandparents and the entire family a reason to be proud and become part of the new baby”s life.

Yes, busy moms breastfeed! Juggling work, school, family, friends, or other demands might make you nervous about breastfeeding or wonder if it’s worth it if you only have a short time at home. Breastfeeding is definitely worth it – for your baby, and your entire family. With loving support, you can enjoy all of the benefits it provides.

Be comfortable breastfeeding anytime, anywhere. Many new mothers worry about breastfeeding around others, even around people they know. With a little planing and practice, they soon find they can breastfeed anytime, anywhere. And you will too.

Introducing New Foods, Cooking and Eating Together

Sometimes new foods take time. Kids don’t always take to new foods right away. Offer new fruits and vegetables many times, served a variety of ways. Give your kids just a taste at first and be patient with them.

Let them learn by serving themselves. Let your kids serve themselves at dinner. Teach them to take small amounts at first. Assure them they can get more if they’re still hungry.

Make meals and memories together. It’s a lesson they’ll use for life!

Patience works better than pressure. Offer your children new foods. Then, let them choose how much to eat. Kids are more likely to enjoy new foods when eating them is their own choice. It also teaches them how to be independent.

Meet Our WIC Staff

Our WIC Staff is here to provide you with nutrition education and services, breastfeeding support and education, and referrals to community and health care programs.

Pamela Roeloffs, RD, CDN, CLC

Nutrition Coordinator/Breastfeeding Coordinator 

 

Rita Marie Rose, RDN, CDN, CLC
Site Supervisor – Newburgh, Middletown, Port Jervis

Jennifer Pinos, MS, RDN
Site Supervisor – Harriman

Lesley Hoffman, RDN, CLC
Qualified Nutritionist

Jane Martin, MS, RDN, LDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Vicky Enriquez, RDN, CDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Arlene Murodock, MS, NDTR, CFPP
Qualified Nutritionist

Samantha Guercio, MS, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Alexa Dolce, MS, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Not Pictured

Eliza Altvater-Conn, MS, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Tara Bonanno, MPH, RDN
Qualified Nutritionist

Dawn Gaugler, RDN, CDN
Qualified Nutritionist


Jesenia Rodriguez
Lead Clerk – Newburgh

Diana Espitia
Lead Clerk – Harriman

Paola Santos
Support Staff/Clerk

Jamie Cohen-Striano
Support Staff/Clerk

Brenda Houghtaling
Support Staff/Clerk

Nathalie Beauzile
Support Staff/Clerk

Rosa Matias-Nunez
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Jennifer Rodriguez
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Alayde (Layla) Arellano
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Forms

NYS WIC Formulas

General Information

Office Locations

Newburgh
147 Lake St.
Newburgh, NY 12550
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 568-5479
Mon. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tue., Wed. & Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3rd Sat. of the Month 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Port Jervis
140 Hammond St.
Port Jervis, NY 12771
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 856-8172
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Middletown
27 North Street
Middletown, 10940
ph: (845)568-5473
fx: (845)568-5479
Mon. - Wed. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Every other week Mon. & Tues. only
Highland Falls
341 Main St.
Highland Falls, NY 10928
ph: (845) 568-5473
fx: (845) 568-5479
1st and 3rd Wed. of the Month 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Harriman
33 NY 17-M
Harriman, NY 10926
ph: (845)568-5473
fx: (845)568-5479
Mon. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues. & Wed. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Sun. of the Month 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.