WIC expands fruit and veggie program
WIC is the USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives you access to healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, and breastfeeding support.
This summer WIC has expanded the fruit and vegetable benefit through September to include $35 per month per participant.
The program offers nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to other community resources. If you are pregnant or a family with a child under 5, you may be eligible for WIC and the increased fruit and vegetable benefit. If you have Medicaid/Dr. Dynasaur, or 3SquaresVT, you are automatically income-eligible for WIC. All WIC appointments are currently done by phone because of the pandemic.
To find out more about WIC, to apply, or to refer someone you know who may be eligible, head online to healthvermont.gov/wic.
You can start your application online at healthvermont.gov/applytowic, text VTWIC to 855-11, or call the Vermont Department of Health at 1-800-649-4357.
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