Find prevention advice and resources for your family, including people who are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Businesses play an important role in promoting health and reducing the risk of chronic disease. Over 60 percent of Vermont adults employed outside the home are either overweight or obese, and over half have at least one chronic condition. Chronic disease places a significant financial burden on employers in health care costs and lost productivity. Worksite wellness programs help improve the bottom line.
How are we doing in our efforts to promote healthy pregnancies, breastfeeding and the health of mothers and babies?
WIC is a nutrition program for you and your growing family. WIC includes nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods and health care referrals.
Through good nutrition, WIC helps ensure optimal health outcomes for pregnant people, new parents, and families with infants and young children.
Start your prenatal care as soon as you know you are pregnant. Getting regular checkups with your health care provider will help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. If you need help finding a health care provider, call your Local Health Office. The WIC Program is here to help you during your pregnancy – find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.
Thinking Ahead about Breastfeeding
Find helpful information and resources to support individuals who are breastfeeding and their families.