Shopping with WIC

Shopping with WIC

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PROPOSED WIC FOOD PACKAGES - COMMENT UNTIL FEB 21, 2023

Choosing WIC Foods
WIC offers a large range of healthy foods for your family. But not all brands and sizes are included. So, if you’re new to WIC, we recommend matching foods found on your benefits list to brands in Vermont WIC Foods | Français (French) | नेपाली (Nepali) Soomaali (Somali) | Español (Spanish) Swahili

NEW! Vermont WIC Foods 2022 Insert

MilkMILK 
Whole fat for children under 2, 1% or skim for women and children 2 and over
BreadWHOLE GRAINS
Whole wheat breads & pastas, brown rice, & corn tortillas
YogurtYOGURT
Whole milk for children under age 2, low-fat or non-fat for women and children 2 and over
CheeseCHEESE
Regular and low-fat varieties
EggEGGS
Medium or large
CarrotFRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Fresh, frozen or canned
Cereal spoonBREAKFAST CEREAL
Whole grain and regular, low in sugar, high in iron, hot and cold varieties
LegumesLEGUMES
Peanut butter, canned or dry beans
Juice100% FRUIT JUICE
Refrigerated, frozen concentrate or shelf-stable bottles
TofuTOFU/SOY BEV
Calcium set tofu, fortified soy milk beverage
Formula dropINFANT FORMULA
For infants infants 6-12 months not, or partially, breastfeeding
Formula supply updates
AppleBABY FOOD FRUITS/VEGETABLES
For infants 6-12 months old
Baby food jarBABY FOOD MEATS
For fully breastfeeding infants 6-12 months old
   
At the Store




 

Before you get to the store, it’s a good idea to check your balance and make a grocery list of the WIC foods you’re looking for. And, review a list of Vermont WIC grocery stores.

While shopping, look for “WIC” or “Vermont WIC Approved” on the item’s shelf tag to find WIC-approved foods. Or, use the WICShopper App to scan the item's barcode.

At the register, have your WIC card ready. Tell the cashier you are using a WIC card before the first item is scanned.

When starting out, it’s good to separate your WIC purchases–until you’re comfortable.

WIC Tips

Swipe your WIC card and enter your 4-digit PIN. Approved foods will be taken off of your WIC account.

Always pay with WIC first before using other payments such as SNAP, cash, or credit for non-WIC items. Approve your WIC purchase on the display screen or printed list and hit the “yes” button. Once you press “yes” no changes can be made, so be sure to check the list.

Keep your receipt (or take a picture of it) so you can easily find your WIC balance.

For more information, check out the Vermont WIC Program and Shopping Guide | नेपाली (Nepali) Soomaali (Somali) | Español (Spanish) Swahili and the Shopping with WIC videos:

Understanding Vermont WIC Benefits | Maay Maay | नेपाली (Nepali) | Soomaali (Somali)Español (Spanish) 
How to Check Your WIC Balance | Maay Maay | नेपाली (Nepali) | Soomaali (Somali) Español (Spanish) 
Look for Specific Foods | Maay Maay | नेपाली (Nepali) | Soomaali (Somali)Español (Spanish) 
Know the Checkout System | Maay Maay | नेपाली (Nepali) | Soomaali (Somali) Español (Spanish)  
5 Tips for WIC Shopping | Maay Maay | नेपाली (Nepali) | Soomaali (Somali)Español (Spanish) 

CONTACT US

For help or more information, contact the Vermont WIC Program by email at [email protected] or call 800-464-4343 | 802-863-7200 | Fax: 802-865-7754 | TTY/TDD: Dial 711 first. Or contact your local office.

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