Food and Feeding
The WIC Food Package: Better Food, Better Health
When WIC first began, the nutritional issues facing many Americans were different from what they are now. Today, we need less fat and more fiber, less refined grains and more whole grains, more fruits and vegetables and more variety in what we eat.
WIC's monthly food package was updated in 2009 to address these needs and to improve the health outcomes of WIC families. WIC food items are lower in fat, higher in fiber and more culturally appropriate. Our goal is to help families meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Healthy People 2020 Objectives, and follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for infant nutrition.
NEW! Beginning in June 2015, and over the coming year, the Vermont WIC program will be moving from home delivery of WIC foods to providing food benefits on a new electronic benefits card - the Vermont WIC card. Learn more!