The special supplemental nutrition program WIC (Women, Infants and Children) aims to ensure good nutrition for pregnant women, new mothers and their young children.

The Vermont WIC Program, under the administration of the Vermont Department of Health, has served thousands of low-income families. Their goal is to improve health by informing families about good health practices and by providing nutritious foods to eligible Vermonters. 

What Vermont WIC Provides 

  • Nutrition Education and Counseling: WIC provides its participants with educational tools covering various nutrition topics for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants 0-12 months, children 1-2 years and children 3-4 years.
  • Breastfeeding Support: Vermont WIC is an avid supporter of breastfeeding and is currently active with a project called The 10 Steps Project: Empowering Mothers and Nurturing Babies. You can visit the support website here.
  • Healthy Foods: Vermont WIC offers its participants with a variety of nutritious food packages. Participants will receive a debit-like WIC Fruit and Veggie Card to purchase fruits and vegetables from WIC approved grocers all throughout the state.

Who is eligible to apply for the Vermont WIC Program? 

Pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children less than 5 years old are eligible to apply for the Vermont WIC Program given that they have a Vermont address, have a medical or nutrition risk and have a household family income of less than $795 a week for a family of 4. 

To make sure that you are eligible to apply for the program, use the WIC prescreening tool

For other inquiries, visit the Vermont WIC website or contact them directly at (802) 863-733.