Delaware gets $690,000 grant for nutrition

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Public health officials say Delaware's Women, Infants and Children program has received a grant of more than $690,000 to implement an electronic benefits transfer system.

The Division of Public Health said Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture made the one-time grant. It will allow the state to replace paper food checks or vouchers with a card for use at authorized stores.

The new cards will be rolled out over a two-year period.

Delaware's WIC program serves nearly 20,000 low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their young children.

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