Saturday, December 22, 2007

National Breastfeeding Education & Support at Risk

For more than 33 years the National WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Association (NWA) has been providing nutritional support, healthcare and breasfeeding education to women, infants and children ages one through five. Annually NWA serves more than 8 million eligible Americans. Unfortunately, President Bush's projected FY 2008 budget threatens to cut funding and ultimately the services provided to so many mothers and children in need. The President's proposed budget will put a freeze on WIC's funding of nutritional services, which include nutrition assessment, counseling and education, overweight and obesity prevention, prenatal and pediatric healthcare referrals and follow-up, spousal and child abuse referral, drug and alcohol abuse referral, immunization screening, assessment and referral, and breastfeeding support and promotion.

Take a moment to send an
e-mail telling Congress that without $6 million dollars WIC moms and children will be cut from the program! Also, for more information visit the National WIC Association Web site and click on the legislation tab.

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