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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.