The critical infant formula shortage demonstrates the value of this work and the need to build a robust infrastructure for infant nutrition security in the U.S. that holds all families in care. This infrastructure includes four pillars: Parents, Programs, Policies, and a Plan for emergencies.
We are proud to share that in 2021, we did many great things together, including achieving forward movement on all five of our collective policy priorities.
Centering the USBC vision of thriving families and communities, the team at the USBC asked me to share a few thoughts about the pandemic during National Preparedness Month, and I'm hopeful that sharing some data and recommendations will be helpful. But first, I'd like to share some feelings...
Babies are born each and every day; therefore, our emergency response and preparedness efforts must account for the presence of infants and young children in disasters. We are seven months into this pandemic. The babies born today were conceived in another time—in what feels almost like another worl
August is National Breastfeeding Month and this week’s theme is Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E).
Emergencies are an inevitable though unfortunate part of life. Organizations must align activities for all three stages of disaster relief: Preparedness, Response, and Resiliency.