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).

Healthy You! Nutrition Counseling That Fits You
Want to live healthy, but don’t know where to start? Working with us would be a great match if you are struggling with a chronic disease, feel confused about all the health claims out there, and are ready to be done dieting. Find guidance, support, and accountability. Income-based and affordable.

The Taney County Health Department added Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for all ages. MNT is a dietary intervention that is used to prevent or treat health conditions that are caused by or made worse by eating habits. Working with a Registered Dietitian (RD) ensures you receive the most up-to-date and science-based help. RDs are the best trained and equipped to address your nutrition questions and concerns.
Nutrition Education and Counseling Offered:

• Diabetes
• Heart Disease
• High Blood Pressure
• High Cholesterol
• Eating Disorders
• Food Allergies

And More!!

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.