Monday, August 8, 2011

Public Comments for WIC Local Agency Recognition of Exemplary Breastfeeding Support Practices

The Food and Nutrition Service announces a request for public comments on the approach for selecting and awarding local agencies for excellence in WIC breastfeeding services and support. Section 231 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, requires that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) establish a program to recognize WIC local agencies and clinics that demonstrate exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities. 

The intent of this program is to provide models and motivate other local agencies and clinics to strengthen their breastfeeding promotion and support activities and ultimately increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among WIC participants. The comment period is open for 60 days. Comments must be received on or before August 29, 2011.

To access the notice and a link to submit a formal comment go to:

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