WIC IN Washington and Orange County

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The WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other community resources. You can trust WIC to be your family's nutrition expert during critical periods of growth and development, like pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

How do I join WIC?

WIC is for income-eligible Vermont residents who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a new baby, and children under age 5. Parents, grandparents and foster parents may apply for children in their care. Or, if you or your child is on Medicaid, Dr. Dynasaur or 3SquaresVT/SNAP, you can join WIC.

APPLY TODAY! Or text VTWIC to 855-11 to sign up!

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“The staff was so sweet and I didn't feel judged for the first time in a long time”
-Vermont WIC participant

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Local WIC Highlights

What towns does the Barre office serve?

The Barre Office of Local Health is the place to come for WIC if you live in:

Barre City, Barre Town (Websterville, Graniteville), Berlin, Braintree, Brookfield, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury, Fayston, Marshfield, Middlesex, Montpelier, East Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Orange, Plainfield, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Williamstown, Worcester

Is your home in another town? Find out which office (link is external) is for you.

Clinics

To make an appointment, call 802-479-4200 or toll free at 888-253-8786. We offer WIC appointments in our Barre Office, and four other locations for the convenience of our families: Please call our office to find an appointment in a location that's most convenient for you.

Waterbury Congregational Church
8 North Main Street
Waterbury VT 05676
Third Wednesday of each month
 

Plainfield Health Center
157 Towne Avenue
Plainfield VT 05667
Second Thursday of each month

Brook Street School/Head Start
45 Brook Street
Barre VT 05641

Offered every other month. Call us for more information.

Family Center of Washington County
383 Sherwood Drive
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Offered every other month. Call us for more information.

Nutrition and Health Education

WIC activities are offered in the office and community. Find out what WIC activities are happening in your area (healthvermont.gov/media/calendar)

 

    Breastfeeding Support

    There are many ways WIC can help you succeed with breastfeeding, including:

    • Extra WIC foods for breastfeeding parents
    • Breastfeeding peer counselors (available in some offices)
    • Referrals to community lactation consultants and other support services
    • Breast pumps
    • Breastfeeding groups and classes

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    • Help is available to make sure families make the most of breastfeeding by answering questions and providing support on baby feeding and behavior.
    • Breastfeeding resources and education are offered to all pregnant women as they prepare for the arrival of their new baby.
    • Our office is breastfeeding friendly!  Anyone can use our private infant feeding room.

    For more details, see the WIC breastfeeding section of this page or call us at 802-479-4200

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    Shopping Information

    Find out where in Vermont to shop for WIC foods in your area.

    Choose from these foods shown in the WIC Shopping Guide.wonan with infant shopping for vegetalbes

     
    Farm to Family

    At a farmer’s market you can buy just-picked fruits and vegetables and find something new to try. The market can also be a great learning experience for your kids! The Vermont Farm to Family Program offers coupons for free, locally grown vegetables and fruits to eligible WIC participants. See a list of participating farmers markets (link is external).

    • Coupons are available for use at participating markets throughout our region on a first come, first served basis.
    • Coupons can be picked up at our office after completing a WIChealth.org (link is external) lesson or attending a scheduled distribution at the office or a local market.
    • Coupons can be used July through October, giving families the chance to select their favorite fruits and vegetables!
    Health Care Referrals and Community Programs

    We pride ourselves in making sure families are connected with the resources in our community to help meet and maintain their goals. We connect WIC participants with a variety of resources related to food, child care, health care, drug and alcohol programs and housing.

    Learn more about how we can help with referrals (link is external)

    • Health Insurance
    • Affordable Housing
    • 3SquaresVT
    • Childcare / Preschool

    Some community partners that we make referrals to include: