WIC in Vermont
Welcome to Vermont WIC
Ensuring good nutrition for pregnant women,
infants & young children
WIC 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 help you and your family be healthy and thrive. WIC offers nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and nutritious foods to thousands of women, infants and children every year. When you choose WIC for your family, you’ll get the support you need to give your child the best possible start in life.
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.
In addition to providing healthy foods, WIC provides nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, health education, and connections to other community resources. Let us help you and your family grow stronger every day.
Introducing eWIC: Your Electronic Benefits Transfer Program
Beginning in June 2015, and through May of 2016, the Vermont WIC program will be moving from home delivery of WIC foods to providing food benefits on an electronic benefits card, or eWIC, using the new WIC card. Learn more about eWIC.
The Vermont WIC Program and Food Guide booklet gives you updated information about all the programs and services that you have access to as WIC family member, including:
- Tips for how to shop for WIC approved foods benefits at the grocery store
- Nutrition & Health Education
- Breastfeeding Support
- Healthcare Referrals & Community Programs
- Benefit Renewal
Pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to age 5 can be eligible for WIC if their household income is less than $849 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.
The online tool is currently available in English, Spanish and Chinese (traditional).
- Call 1-800-649-4357 with any questions about WIC nutrition services and enrollment.
- Locate your Department of Health District Office
- "What is WIC?" This overview of the WIC Program is available in multiple languages:
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing 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.