WIC in Vermont

Vermont WIC Retail Vendor Training

Vendor training is vital because it helps ensure that vendors understand their WIC responsibilities, which include:

  • maintaining sufficient varieties and quantities of WIC-authorized foods,
  • providing supplemental foods to certified participants (or proxies),
  • ensuring that participants use their food instruments properly, and
  • redeeming food instruments in accordance with WIC policy.

Vendor training also ensures that vendors are aware of vendor rules and procedures, so that if program noncompliance or violations occur, vendors cannot claim they were unaware of program rules and procedures.

USDA/FNS, the federal agency overseeing WIC, has strict requirements for vendor training. See the Vendor Handbook, Chapter 6, for requirements and the state’s training plan.

Training Resources & Materials

WIC EBT Seminars for Vermont Grocers

Seminars are in WMV format

Video Presentations

  • Vermont WIC: Retail Vendor Training
    40 minute training presentation, including audio and slides. Store trainers are welcome to use slides from this presentation in developing your own training programs. Click here to request a copy.

Printed Materials for Retail Vendors

  • Cashier Card
    Download the two-sided Cashier Card, describing the WIC EBT transaction, and listing what fruits and vegetables are allowed and not allowed.
  • Store Poster
    Download the “WIC Accepted Here” poster for store windows and interior.
  • Store Decal
    Download the “WIC Accepted Here” sign sized for a store door/window decal.
  • Shelf Labels
    Labels available in packs of 100. Email to order “WIC Approved Food” shelf labels.
  • Check-Out Sign
    Download a poster to place at check-out aisle reminding WIC participants to show card to cashier and put WIC items first on the counter/belt.

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WIC is an equal opportunity program. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250, or call 1-800-795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6384 ( TDD).