WIC in Vermont
Welcome to Vermont WIC!
Ensuring good nutrition for pregnant women,
infants & young children
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC is the “Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.”
Our goal is to improve health by informing families about good health practices and by providing nutritious foods to eligible Vermonters. Every year, thousands of women, infants and children receive nutrition services from the Vermont WIC program.
WIC is designed to serve income-eligible pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding or who have a new baby, infants and children up to age 5 who are nutritionally or medically at risk.
Growing Healthy Families
WIC foods provided to families changed in 2009 to meet new federal rules. Exclusively breastfeeding moms will have the largest food package and the greatest variety of foods to support their decision to provide breast milk for their baby. Enjoy your favorite WIC foods, plus some new foods that will support your growing family to eat a wide variety of healthy foods!
- Whole grain bread or brown rice
- Canned beans (kidney, chick peas and black beans - a different kind each month)
- Natural peanut butter (no trans fats!)
- A WIC Fruit and Veggie Card to buy fruits and vegetables each month
- Baby food fruits and vegetables for your 6-12 month old baby
- Milk - 1% or skim for everyone over age 2
- Cheddar, American or mozarella cheese
- Tofu and fortified soy beverage
- Eggs, 100% fruit juice, and breakfast cereal
WIC Delivers 2 times each month!
Your driver will deliver to your house two times each month. Your monthly Proof of Delivery form show which foods will be delivered during which week. Your families fruit and vegetable benefit is automatically loaded on your card the 1st of each month.
Simple Enrollment Process
Pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age 5 can be eligible for WIC if their household income is less than $795 per week for a family of four. Woman and children must be residents of Vermont, and meet income and health or nutrition guidelines to be eligible for WIC. Fathers, grandparents and foster parents may apply for children who are in their care.
Not sure you qualify? Use this simple on-line pre-screening tool to check.
USDA's new online prescreening tool helps potential WIC applicants determine if they may be eligible for WIC. Just answer a few questions about yourself and your family -it's quick, simple and anonymous. The tool will give you contact information for your local WIC office.
WIC is a nutrition program available to those who have at least one medical or nutritional condition that would be improved by health and nutrition education, or by the supplemental foods WIC provides. When you apply for WIC, you will answer questions about your health and the foods you eat. We will review this information with you and discuss how WIC’s services might help improve your - or your child’s - health.
- Call 1-800-649-4357 with any questions about WIC nutrition services and enrollment.
- Locate your Department of Health District Office
- An overview of the WIC Program for participants is available in multiple languages.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.