Wednesday, May 7, 2014

USDA Announces Breastfeeding Program Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced $60 million in grants to support state breastfeeding programs for mothersenrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The funding will support peer counselor programs in which WIC participants provide mother-to-mother support for addressing barriers to breastfeeding, which research shows may reduce infant’ risk for obesity later in life.

For a complete list of funds for each state including Utah, visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/pressrelease/2014/fns-0001-14

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