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January 28, 2011
Study Shows Breastfeeding Gap Still Exists in Hospitals Serving Low-Income Women
Nearly 90 percent of California mothers have made the decision to exclusively breastfeed, yet only half are breastfeeding exclusively upon hospital discharge, says One Hospital at a Time, a report released today by the California WIC Association (CWA) and UC Davis Human Lactation Center. The study underscores the critical role that hospital practices play in ensuring breastfeeding success.
Here are some angles you could cover in your response:
Read the full CWA report: One Hospital at a Time
For a more in-depth look at how to frame this important issue in the media, visit Making the Case for Breastfeeding: The Health Argument Isn’t Enough.
See the media coverage that One Hospital at a Time has already received, and voice your response through letters and comments.
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The Strategic Alliance is reframing the debate on nutrition and physical activity away from a focus solely on individual choice and lifestyle towards one of environmental influences and corporate and government responsibility. Current Steering Committee members are: California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program (CANFit), California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA), California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA), California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) , California Project LEAN, California WIC Association (CWA), Child Care Food Program Roundtable, Latino Health Access, Partnership for the Public's Health, PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, Samuels & Associates, and Public Health Law and Policy.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
The Strategic Alliance is currently engaged in building a broad and diverse statewide membership. To join or for more information, please visit us on the Web, www.eatbettermovemore.org, or contact Phebe Gibson at 510.444.7738 or Phebe@preventioninstitute.org. And even if you're already a member, please forward this message on to your colleagues so we can continue to strengthen our coalition. Thank you!
The Strategic Alliance is reframing the debate on nutrition and
physical activity - from a focus solely on individual choice and lifestyle,
towards one of environmental influences and corporate and government responsibility.