WIC in Addison 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!
 
"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
 

LOCAL WIC HIGHLIGHTS

What towns does the Middlebury office serve?

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

Bristol, Vergennes, Starksboro, Orwell, Shoreham, Whiting, Leicester, Goshen, Hancock, Granville, Salisbury, Ripton, Lincoln, Middlebury, New Haven, Weybridge, Ferrisburg, Monkton, Panton, Addison, Bridport and Waltham.

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

Clinics

We offer WIC appointments in our Middlebury office as well as in two other communities (Bristol and Vergennes), to serve our families closer to where they livePlease call our office to find an appointment in a location that's most convenient for you: 802-388-4644.

Bristol

American Legion Post #19
10 Airport Drive
Bristol, VT 05443
Third Tuesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 
Middlebury
 
Office of Local Health
156 So. Village Green, Suite 102
Middlebury, VT 05753
All Month Long

 
Vergennes
 
Vergennes Congregational Church
30 South Water Street
Vergennes, VT 05491
First Tuesday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Nutrition and Health Education

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

  • Fit WIC encourages your family to play every day, with ideas for indoor and outdoor play, building skills, and finding new places to visit.
  • Participation in an activity or a WIChealth.org(link is external) lesson helps keep your benefits activities

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

Sign up to get tips, tools and online lessons

Learn more about eating well with WIC

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 802-388-4644

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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 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 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.

Health Care and Community Program Referrals

  • Home visiting is available through a referral to the Children’s Integrated Services Program(link is external) for families from pregnancy to age 5.  Get support for breastfeeding, parenting, child care, screenings and help connecting with other services and resources.
  • Need help finding a local doctor or dentist?  Need to know how to access food stamps or health insurance?  WIC staff can help!

Learn more about how we can help with referrals