Virginia’s WIC Program Will Implement EBT Cards Next Month

Virginia will soon issue EBT cards for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. According to the Virginia Department of Health, the federal Healthy and Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010 mandates all states to transition to EBT by 2020. The new system will help officials track nutritional needs of clients, identify at-risk children; and help implement a new management information system for the WIC program. A pilot project was offered in several localities last year; and a statewide program begins in March and will continue through May.

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