Women, Infants and Children program transitions from paper to card system

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 08:00 PM.

The Women, Infants and Children program has transitioned to an electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, system, according to the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County.

WIC now uses an electronic card, much like a credit or debit card, rather than paper checks. EBT gives greater flexibility in redeeming benefits, faster checkout times and increased benefit security, according to a WIC spokesperson.

WIC, with Crestview and Fort Walton Beach offices, provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and counseling to families that meet program guidelines.

Call the Crestview WIC office, 689-7808; or the Fort Walton Beach office, 833-9254, for details.

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