WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The Burlington WIC Program provides a wide variety of services and supports to pregnant women, postpartum women, infants, and children under age five. These services include healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to community partners and programs. Over half the new babies and 40% of pregnant women in Vermont benefit from WIC.
Our WIC clinic staff members have backgrounds in nutrition, health outreach, and/or lactation support. Our Public Health Dental Hygienist is available to check teeth, apply fluoride varnish, and help find a dental office for your family.
In addition to our clinic staff, we have breastfeeding peer counselors who provide one-on-one breastfeeding support to pregnant and postpartum women. Our peer counselors are supervised by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who provides consultation for pregnant and postpartum women to ensure that they achieve their ideal feeding relationship. For breastfeeding mothers returning to work or school, WIC runs an electric pump loan program. Mothers may use their pump as long as needed before returning it to WIC, where they are cleaned and maintained before reuse by another family. These are just a few of the many ways that we serve families in our community.
Families complete nutrition activities in between their appointments to renew electronic food benefits. Nutrition activities can be completed by attending a WIC-approved nutrition class in the community, completing an online activity at WICHealth.org, or coming into the office for in-person nutrition counseling. Using these tools, families learn about many topics, such as understanding baby behavior, finding healthy foods on a budget, and working with a picky eater. We aim to support you in creating a healthy environment for your family to thrive in.See a monthly calendar of nutrition education opportunities offered in the area.
See below for clinics days and times and how to schedule an appointment:
Other nutrition education resources:
- Fit WIC encourages your family to play every day, with ideas for indoor and outdoor play, building skills, and finding new places to visit.
- WIC2Five provides weekly health and nutrition tips by text. Each message is specific to your child’s age and stage of development, and offers helpful health and nutrition information, and more! WIC2five is just one of the many benefits from WIC, your family’s trusted source for nutrition information.
- WICHealth.org Online Learning (in English and Spanish) – Online nutrition education for WIC participants. Convenience at its best. You can do it anytime and anywhere you have internet access. Use any computer, tablet or smart phone.
Related ResourcesApply for WIC
Watch "Shopping with WIC" videos
Watch "Shopping with WIC" in Maay Maay | Nepali | Somali | Spanish
Use the WICShopper Smartphone App
Vermont WIC Foods
Vermont WIC Foods in Nepali | Somali | Spanish
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