Breastfeeding (BF) and WIC Update | Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)

Breastfeeding (BF) and WIC Update

(Recorded 7/11/17)

Moderator: Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD, Associate Editor, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Professor Emeritus, UNR 

Speakers: 
Kathleen M. Rasmussen, ScD, RD, The Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition, Cornell University
Shannon Whaley, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, PHFE-WIC

This webinar will provide a forum to highlight the results of current WIC breastfeeding efforts and to discuss innovative strategies between WIC and other community agencies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Two authors of articles from the JNEB WIC BF Supplement, sponsored by Food and Nutrition Services U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present their work. Ample Q&A time will be provided for audience comments.

Learning Objectives:
- list at least one strategy for enhancing their current BF efforts within their community
- describe potential impact of proposed changes to the WIC food package for lactating women 
- identify the role of BF in attenuating obesity rates in Hispanic children enrolled in WIC

Applicable SNEB Competencies:
-Food and Nutrition Policy
-Nutrition Across the Life Cycle

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