WIC helps pregnant women, new mother, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC is the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
As a WIC participant, you receive nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and access to many community resources. During twice a year office visits, we will weigh and measure your child, help you to develop a plan to meet your nutritional needs and tell you about other services that might be available to you. A variety of nutrition or physical activity classes are offered monthly, such as preparing for pregnancy, baby cuing, transitioning to solids, canning, gardening and picky eaters. Classes are also available online.
Call 802-888-7447 or toll free 888-253-8798 to make an appointment. Most of our clinics run from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in our Morrisville office. For the convenience of our participants, we also have a clinic on the second Wednesday of the month at the United Church of Hardwick, at 216 South Main Street, Hardwick.
WIC participants receive and eWIC card that allows them to shop at an approved grocery store or small market throughout the state and some border stores using a card similar to a debit card.
Local Stores that Accept eWIC:
- Eden General Store
- Sterling Market (Johnson)
- Hannaford (Morrisville)
- Price Chopper (Morrisville)
- Shaw’s (Stowe)
- Tops Market (Hardwick)
- Macs Market (Stowe)
View a list of statewide stores that accept eWIC (see "Where to Shop").
- Baby Shower for Pregnant Women: All expecting women and their supports are invited to discuss prenatal health, nutrition, breastfeeding, birthing, and more. Facilitated by community specialists in nutrition, birthing, breastfeeding, and literacy. Refreshments as well as free baby clothes and books provided for participants. Call us to find out the next date.
- Understanding Your Baby’s Cues: Join other new parents like you to learn about baby behavior. Understanding how babies sleep, why they cry, and what they need. All these things can help you feel more relaxed and confident. Responding quickly to your baby’s cues helps her feel more safe and secure. Group meets every fourth Thursday of even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Playroom in front of Hannaford (beneath Shear Image Salon) in Morrisville.
Join the Lanpher Memorial Library in Hyde Park on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Families participate in movement, music, and craft activities and enjoy listening to a fun story. All families welcome.
Baby Chat Groups
Sponsored by Building Bright Futures, the Lamoille Family Center, and Lactation & Birthing Solutions, these free groups are facilitated by a community Maternal Child Health specialist and allow parents and babies to socialize, play, and learn about developmental expectations. First Thursdays at the Playroom in Morrisville from 10:00-11:30 a.m., second Saturdays at the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville from 10:00 -11:30 a.m., and fourth Tuesdays at the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson from 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Breastfeeding Families Group
Sponsored by Building Bright Futures, the Lamoille Family Center, and Lactation & Birthing Solutions, this group is facilitated by a community Maternal Child Health specialist and allows parents and babies to socialize, play, and learn about developmental expectations. Scale available to weigh your baby. Third Wednesdays at the Church of the Nazarene in Johnson from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Complete your WIC nutrition education online with WIChealth.org. These activities are easy and fun ways to get more information from a trusted source on a variety of topics many families face when parenting small children. Lots of families like these activities because they can be done at your convenience in the privacy of your own home.
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.
Many classroom and home-visit activities are WIC-approved. Talk to your child’s classroom teacher or home visitor for more details.
Nurse Family Partnership
This program provides education and support for new families. The goals are to help you have a healthy baby, learn how to promote your baby’s health and development, and to help you achieve your own goals. If you already receive Nurse Family Partnership visits, talk with your home visitor about how to receive WIC credit.
Farm to Family Coupons
Each summer, WIC families are eligible to receive coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets in Vermont. Coupons can be picked up at many farmers’ markets June through August, while they last. Find a participating farmers’ market near you.