USDA Promotes Breastfeeding

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The Food and Nutrition Service has incorporated several changes from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into the regulations for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.



     The new provisions address: certification periods for children participating in the program; increased emphasis on breastfeeding promotion and support; compiling and publishing data for partially and fully breastfed infants; sharing nutrition education materials with institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; and infant formula (and other foods) rebate management.
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