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.



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

 Check out WIC benefits


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 is for you.


Appointments are currently offered over the phone, via video, or in person. Please call our office at 802-479-4200 or toll-free at 888-253-8786 to schedule your appointment.

Nutrition and Health Education

WIC activities are offered in the office and community. Find out what WIC activities are happening in your area (


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

woman breastfeeding infant with two toddlers at the table

  • 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.woman with infant shopping for vegetables

Choose from these foods shown in the WIC Shopping Guide.

Use the WICShopper Smartphone App and learn more about shopping with WIC!
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.

  • 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 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

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

Some community partners that we make referrals to include:


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