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?
"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
The White River Junction Office of Local Health is the place to come for WIC if you live in:
Barnard, Bethel, Bradford, Bridgewater, Chelsea, Corinth, Fairlee, Hartford (including Quechee, White River Junction, Wilder), Hartland, Norwich, Pomfret, Randolph, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, Stockbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Tunbridge, Vershire, West Fairlee, Woodstock
Is your home in another town? Find out which office is for you.
WIC activities are offered in the office and community. Find out what WIC activities are happening in your area.
- WIC staff offer a variety of classes throughout the year, such as Make Your Own Baby Food, “Snacktivities” and seasonal recipes to help make the most of your WIC foods and budget.
- Participation in an activity or a WIChealth.org lesson helps keep your benefits active.
Typically help the third Wednesday of every other month in our office in White River Junction.
A fun session to try new recipes for healthy smoothies for your family.
Farm to Family
A program to distribute coupons to WIC families to purchase fruits and veggies at local farmers' markets throughout the summer.
Grocery Store Tours
There's a lot to learn about WIC offerings at your local grocery store and the best ways to get your full benefits from your card. Join us at the store to get a tour!
Fit WIC Fun
Fit WIC Fun is a chance to get some good physical activity with your family.
WICHealth.org offers valuable nutrition information and allows you to meet second nutrition requirements to maintain WIC benefits. You'll need your family ID number to register. Need help finding your ID number? Call us at 802-295-8820 or toll-free 888-253-8799.
WIC2Five provides weekly health and nutrition tips by text. Each message is specific to your child’s age and stage of development, and offers helpful health and nutrition information, and more! WIC2five is just one of the many benefits from WIC, your family’s trusted source for nutrition information.
Individual personal appointments
Have an individual personal appointment with one of our nutritionists to discuss concerns and do weight or iron checks as necessary.
There are many ways WIC can help you succeed with breastfeeding, including:
- Extra WIC foods for breastfeeding parents
- Referrals to community lactation consultants and other support services
- Breast pumps
- Breastfeeding groups and classes
- 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 802-295-8820
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 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!
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 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!
Appointments are currently offered over the phone, via video, or in person.