WIC in Chittenden 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 NOW! Or text VTWIC to 855-11 to sign up!

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“We have always had a good balanced diet, but having access to these foods helps our budget greatly and allows us to continue to provide healthy balanced meals.” - Vermont WIC Participant

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Local WIC Highlights

What towns does the Burlington office serve?

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

Bolton, Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex, Hinesburg, Huntington, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, St. George, Shelburne, South Burlington, Underhill, Westford, Williston and Winooski.

Is your home in another town? Find out which office is for you.

 
Clinics

We offer WIC appointments in our Burlington office as well as in two other communities to serve our families closer to where they live. Please call our office to find an appointment in a location that's most convenient for you: 802-863-7323.

Burlington Local Health Office
108 Cherry Street, Suite 102
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
  • Appointments are available Tuesday - Friday. Call between 8:00-9:00 a.m. on the day you would like to come in. We will see you the same day. If you want to schedule ahead, please call at the beginning of the month.
  • Evening appointments are available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month until 6:00 p.m.
  • Click on this link for Burlington Parking Information

 
Hinesburg United Church
10570 VT-116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
  • Clinics are offered one Monday each month. Please call in advance to make an appointment.

 
United Church of Milton
51 Main Street
Milton, VT 05468
  • Clinics are offered one Monday each month. Please call in advance to make an appointment.

Nutrition and Health Education
WIC activities are offered in the office and community. Find out what WIC activities are happening in your area. See a monthly calendar of nutrition education opportunities offered in the area or call 802-863-7323.
 
Among the opportunities available throughout the year are:
  • WICHealth.org – Sign up to get tips, tools and online lessons. WICHealth.org has more than 50 lessons in English and Spanish, 1,200 resources designed to guide parents and a recipe finder to help families search for recipes with WIC approved foods.
  • Snacktivity – Drop in for a quick, tasty activity! Taste a snack made with WIC approved foods, do a fun drawing activity, and chat with a WIC nutritionist about new recipes to try using your WIC food benefits. No need to register. This event is held at 108 Cherry Street in Burlington on the 2nd Monday of each month.
  • Preparing to Breastfeed and Secrets of Baby Behavior – Learn how to know what your baby is telling you and get tips on beginning a strong breastfeeding relationship. Babies, partners and family members are welcome. Best to attend during pregnancy. Call 802-863-7323 to register.
  • Making it Work: Breastfeeding When Separated – Get tips on keeping a strong breastfeeding relationship - even when apart at work or at school. Babies, partners and family are welcome. Best to attend after the baby arrives. Call 802-863-7323 to register.
  • Farm to Family – Every July, the Farm to Family Program gives WIC participants coupons for free, locally grown, fresh vegetables and fruits from farmers’ markets. See the complete list of markets authorized to accept coupons in 2019. 

Check out our Facebook page for current activities, or look up your county on the Health Department Events Calendar.

Learn more about eating well with WIC

 
Breastfeeding Support

There are many ways WIC can help you succeed with breastfeeding, including:woman breastfeeding infant with two toddlers at the table

  • Extra WIC foods for breastfeeding parents
  • Breastfeeding peer counselors
  • Referrals to community lactation consultants and other support services
  • Breast pumps
  • Breastfeeding groups and classes

Our staff, including three internationally board certified lactation counselors, are available to answer breastfeeding questions to help you and your baby meet your breastfeeding goals.

We have breastfeeding peer counselors available. The peer counselor can provide one-on-one breastfeeding support if you are pregnant or nursing a newborn. This support can help make sure feeding your baby goes well for both you and your baby.

There are FileChittenden County employers that are breastfeeding friendly. If you’re an employer who supports breastfeeding in the workplace and want to be added to this list, fill out our application to be recognized by the State of Vermont for your excellence. Need assistance to become breastfeeding-friendly? No problem! Give us a call at 802-786-5811 option 2 and we can help.

For more details, see the WIC breastfeeding section of this page or call us at 802-289-0600

See more breastfeeding resources

 
Shopping Information

Find out where in Vermont to shop for WIC foods in your area.wonan with infant shopping for vegetalbes

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 farmers 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 in July for free, locally grown vegetables and fruits to eligible WIC participants. See a list of participating farmers markets.

 
Dental Hygienist
Smilling girl holding toothbrush.Young children and pregnant women have a higher chance of having dental issues. Our dental hygienist is available to check teeth, apply fluoride varnish and sodium diamine fluoride, provide tips for good oral health and help find a dental office for your family. To learn more, call 802-863-7323.
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: