Women, Infants & Children

Helping families get the right start is important. That’s why the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is so important. The WIC program is a special supplemental nutrition program that serves pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday. Nutrition education, health screenings, breastfeeding education and support, referrals to other health and social services, and assistance to purchase healthy foods is offered to all who participate in the program.

Do you qualify for WIC?
• Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months
• Infants
• Children under 5 years of age
• A foster parent with an infant or child up to the age of 5 years
• Meet income guidelines

Click here to use the WIC Prescreening Tool and see if you are eligible.

We firmly believe that breast milk is the best nutrition for infants. That’s why we’re here to support you and your family in your breastfeeding efforts. We offer this free service to all mothers, regardless of WIC participation. Our highly skilled staff includes certified lactation counselors, a breastfeeding peer counselor, a Registered Dietitian, and nutritionists. Our goal is to help make your breastfeeding experience a successful one. Call to schedule a time to meet with our breastfeeding professionals.

For more information, or to schedule your appointment, contact us:

Branson Location: (417)334-4544 or 1-888-294-9530 (toll free)
Forsyth Location: (417)546-4725 or 1-888-707-4725 (toll free)

For additional assistance in finding a WIC agency near you call 1-800-TEL-LINK (1-800-835-5465).

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9993 (voice) or (202) 260-1026 (local). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nondiscrimination (English)
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.