Wellness Resources

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery is a Brattleboro Vermont based resource for wellness, recovery, community inclusion and peer support. They are also the international leaders for the Wellness Recovery Action Plan®. For more information please visit copelandcenter.com.

Food Resources

There are many ways to access healthy food across Vermont. For more information, contact Vermont 211.

Local & Fresh Food Resources

Healthy & Affordable Food Resources

  • 3SquaresVT (Vermont SNAP) can help you stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.
  • Emergency Food Shelves and Community Meal Sites—There’s no sign-up necessary to access these food pantries.
  • Vermont’s Farm Share Program provides income-eligible adults and families with a subsidized weekly box of veggies through their cost-sharing CSA program.
  • You First offers farmers’ market coupons and other healthy eating incentives for eligible members as part of its heart healthy lifestyle programs. You First also helps pay for breast, cervical, heart screenings and more.
  • If you are a patient at Central Vermont Hospital, UVM Medical Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, North Country Hospital or Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, ask your provider if you are eligible for a Health Care Share for a subsidized box of fresh veggies and access to accompanying nutrition and food programs.

Families with Children

  • Women Infants Children (WIC) is for families with children under the age of 5. This program offers a monthly stipend to supplement your food budget and provides nutritional counseling to make sure your kids grow up healthy and strong.
  • Eat Smart, Move More is for families who are eligible for food assistance programs. Learn new skills in this self-led, interactive, online series that you can use at home today, and every day.
  • Other school-based programs include the Child Nutrition Program, the Summer Meals Program, and Backpack Program.
  • Learn about meal planning, prep and cooking basics from Healthy In A Snap VT. You’ll also find kid-friendly recipes and on-the-go snack ideas.

Older Vermonters

  • Our health changes as we age, but by staying on top of it and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can reduce your risk for memory loss, confusion, and Alzheimer’s disease. Some of the best ways to protect your brain health include regular physical activity, practicing healthy sleep and eating habits, quitting smoking, and scheduling regular appointments with your health provider so you can best manage your overall health. Visit this page on the CDC for more information on brain health and aging.
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CCSFP) is a USDA nutrition program which offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods for income-eligible older adults.
  • Community Meal Sites are in churches or senior centers and may not only provide meals and opportunities for socializing but may also provide wellness activities.
  • Older Vermonters Nutrition Coalition connects older adults with critical food and nutrition programs. For more information and support and to find out if you’re eligible, call 1-800-642-5119.
  • Other programs include Vermont Meals on Wheels and the Senior Farm Share.

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