Thank you for choosing to submit your product to the Vermont WIC Program for consideration. We select foods for inclusion in the Vermont Food Guide based on federal regulations, statewide availability, packaging and cost. Not all food submissions will be approved.
Vermont provides food benefits through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system. All eligible products require a UPC or PLU code. All allowed fresh fruits and vegetables with an individual UPC code needs to be mapped to the closest PLU code or to 4469.
If you wish to be on Vermont WIC’s email distribution list please call or email us:
Vermont WIC Program
800-649-4357 (in Vermont)
WIC@Vermont.gov Attn: Andrea
Product Submission Instructions
Foods currently on Vermont WIC's approved food list do not need to be resubmitted.
For Brand Specific food categories, please submit your product for consideration between February 1 and March 31 for inclusion beginning October 1.
For Non-Brand Specific foods that meet Vermont WIC standards, please submit at any time for immediate inclusion in our UPC database.
Categories in the Vermont WIC Foods are either Brand Specific or Non-Brand Specific:
Brand Specific Foods – These products are identified by brand in the Vermont WIC Foods. Current Brand Specific Food categories include Cheese, Tofu, Soymilk Beverage, Yogurt, Peanut Butter, Whole Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Tortillas, Breakfast Cereal (cold and hot), Juice, and Infant Foods.
Non-brand Specific Foods – These products are not specified by brand in the Vermont WIC Foods but are considered ‘Any Brand Allowed.’ Current non-brand specific food categories include: Milk, Eggs, Beans, Canned Fish (Chunk Light Tuna, Sardines and Salmon) and Brown Rice. Manufacturers may submit products that meet eligibility requirements as they become available. Please email Andrea Miller, and include the information that is requested in the Vermont Product Submission spreadsheet.
Prior to submission, please verify that your products meet requirements set forth by USDA:
Prior to submission, please verify that your product(s) meet Vermont eligibility requirements:
It is the responsibility of the submitter to notify the Vermont WIC Program of all changes and the effective date of each change to a product included in the Vermont Food Guide and in our UPC database, including, but not limited to, UPC, package design, container size, ingredients, and/or discontinuance of a product or eligible size.
If you have any questions or for more information, contact WIC@Vermont.gov.