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Vermont Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Food/Nutrition > Vermont Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

Program Description:

Welcome to Vermont WIC, the 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 health screenings, nutrition assessments and health education from the Vermont WIC program. The WIC program in Vermont is administered by the Vermont Department of Health.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Vermont, pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum woman, infant or child up to 5 years of age and: (1) are individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk; and, (2) meet an income standard, or are determined automatically income eligible. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://healthvermont.gov/local/district/district_office.aspx#find

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information on the WIC program of Vermont, visit their website at:
http://healthvermont.gov/family/wic/wic_vt.aspx

Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/howtoapply/incomeguidelines.htm

You can also call the Vermont Department of Health toll-free from within Vermont at:
800-464-4343

or locally at:
802-863-7333

 

Managing Agency:

Department of Health (VT)
http://www.vermont.gov




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