Public Citizen: Public Citizen has taken the AAP resolution to divest from formula marketing in the office/clinic and run with it. They have issued an email asking OB/Peds/Family Practice offices to pledge not to provide free formula marketing. Public Citizen’s email is copied below, with a link where providers can go to sign the pledge. A fact sheet is also included, addressing questions about the relationship between formula samples and decrease in breastfeeding rates,etc. Although the initiative is aimed at physicians, we are asking that anyone who has a good relationships with MD providers help to get the initiative into the hands of those providers and get them discussing it in their offices and maybe committing to the pledge.
If you would like to sign onto the pledge, please do so online at http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10893
For further information on this issue, please see our fact sheet: http://www.citizen.org/infant-formula-marketing-clinics
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elizabeth Ben-Ishai at 202-588-7746 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Elizabeth Ben-Ishai, Ph.D.
Campaign Coordinator, Commercial Alert
P U B L I C C I T I Z E N
ANNOUNCING THE 36th BI-MONTHLY
STATE BREASTFEEDING COALITIONS WEBINAR
In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we are pilot testing opening up access to the webinar to all interested coalition members.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Illinois Breastfeeding Blueprint:
From Data to Strategy to Change
Sadie Wych, MPH
Project Coordinator, HealthConnect One
Teleconference details and materials as well as archives of past teleconferences can be found on the USBC Website.
2:00-2:10 Teleconference Introduction
2:10-2:40 Speakers’ Presentation
2:40-3:55 Questions and Answers
2:55-3:00 CDC/USBC Announcements
**No Regional Calls this month**
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
DIVISION OF NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OBESITY & UNITED STATES BREASTFEEDING COMMITTEE
Participants must register in advance to access the webinar.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
RECORDINGS: For those coalition members that may not be able to participate live, recordings are available for download on the USBC website. Visit the Archives page to access recordings of all sessions, starting with the April 2010 call. (Please allow 3-5 days after the call for the recording to be received and uploaded.)