Arkansas WIC Rolls Out EBT Card Services

Arkansas WIC

Arkansas’s Women, Infants and Children Program has successfully rolled out new Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. The cards make the store check-out process with WIC-approved items easier for both participants and vendors.

WIC, a federal program administered in the state through the Arkansas Department of Health, educates families about proper nutrition for babies, young children, and expectant new mothers to improve diet and health habits. WIC provides: a selection of approved supplemental foods high in nutrients needed for growth and development; information, support, and encouragement for breastfeeding; and referrals for other health services. Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children under age five may qualify if they live in Arkansas, have a nutritional need, and an income at or below WIC guidelines, or receive Medicaid, ARKids, TEA, or SNAP.

In addition to the new EBT cards, the state is now included on the online nutrition app, WICShopper, which allows participants to use a smart phone or device to easily access their shopping list, scan foods to see if they are WIC-approved and their nutritional value, and find recipes using WIC-approved foods.    MORE

 

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