WIC

WIC

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WIC is here to help you and your family thrive and be healthy

WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support. If you’re pregnant, a caregiver, or a parent with a child under five, WIC is right for you!          

नेपालीमा जानकारी (Information in Nepali)
Af Soomaali (Information in Somali)
Información en Español (Information in Spanish)

WIC welcomes families at any time. Check out WIC's prescreening tool to see if you and your child are eligible, and learn more about WIC benefits, how to apply, and how to eat well with WIC. Parents, grandparents and foster parents may apply for children who are in their care. Contact the Local Health Office serving your community and schedule a WIC appointment to apply. Help spread the word about the benefits of participating in WIC: refer a friend to WIC today!

When you choose WIC for your family, you get the personalized support you need during critical periods of growth and development.  WIC has the resources, know-how and tools to help you be the parent you want to be and to give your child the best possible start in life. Stick with WIC until age 5, and set your child up for success!

More Fruits and Vegetables with WIC

There are two ways to enjoy seasonal produce this summer with WIC.  First, the WIC fruit and vegetable benefit will temporarily increase to $35 per participant over age 1, each month from June through September 2021. The increase is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). You can use it for fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables – any size package, organic or conventional.

How can I get the CVB increase? CVB benefits are automatically added to your monthly food package. You’ll want to use your WIC card first whenever you shop to fully use the benefit each month since it will not roll over. The availability of fresh produce varies every month – so try something new along with enjoying more of your favorite fruits and veggies! Find out more and look for information in upcoming issues of the WIC newsletter, and on local office Facebook pages. Contact your local WIC office with any questions.

Second, if you like to shop for produce at farmers’ markets, then Farm to Family coupons might be right for you. This program gives WIC families a free coupon book worth $30 for locally grown, fresh vegetables and fruits from participating farmers’ markets and farm stands.  

How can I get Farm to Family Coupons? Farm to Family coupon booklets will be mailed in early July to participants who completed the Farm to Family Interest Form by June 4th. If you did not complete the interest form and would like coupons, additional books may be available. Please contact your local WIC office to have your name added to a waiting list.

Services during COVid-19 

WIC continues to provide services that align with social distancing and is committed to supporting families during this time. If you have opted in to email and text notifications, you will receive important program updates, including information about local office hours and changes in operations. Contact your local office with any questions about breastfeeding, nutrition or shopping and to opt in for email and text notifications if you are not already receiving them and would like to.

WIC appointments will continue to be held over the phone. Please see the Phone Appointments page for more information. 

Changes to WIC Foods - Vermont WIC will continue offering items on the expanded food list (available in Français (French), नेपाली (Nepali), Soomaali (Somali), Español (Spanish), Kiswahili (Swahili)). Many of these foods have also been permanently added to the WIC food package, including shredded cheese and eggs. These items and other changes are listed in the WIC Foods Insert and have also been updated on the WIC Shopper app.

Contact Us

  • Call 1-800-649-4357 or email WIC@Vermont.gov with any questions about WIC nutrition services and enrollment.
  • Find WIC Nutrition Services at your Local Health Office and call to schedule an appointment.

    In This Section

    WIC in Vermont is administered by the Department of Health. WIC Nutrition Services are available throughout the state at our twelve Local Health Offices and smaller WIC clinic sites near you.

     

    eWIC gives you access to your WIC food benefits through a card that works like a debit card.

    As part of our COVID 19 response, WIC will continue to hold appointments by phone until further notice. The following information will help WIC families complete phone appointments successfully. 

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    WIC is a nutrition program for you and your growing family. WIC includes nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and health care referrals.

    WIC is your go-to resource for eating well, staying active and being healthy.

    Learn about WIC Grocer requirements and how to apply to be a WIC grocer.  Learn about the process for food manufacturers to submit food items for consideration by the Vermont WIC Program. 

    The goal of WIC Data and Reports is to provide information, data and research related to our WIC families.

    Through good nutrition, WIC helps ensure optimal health outcomes for pregnant people, new parents, and families with infants and young children.

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