Statement of support for new breastfeeding resources

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation commends Kaiser Permanente’s “Improving Hospital Breastfeeding Support Implementation Toolkit,” which helps physicians, nurses and care teams promote breastfeeding in the hospital setting. The foundation also commends the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ “It’s Only Natural” campaign, which aims to raise awareness among African American women of the importance of and benefits associated with breastfeeding.

The Kellogg Foundation believes that all children deserve a healthy start in life. Medical studies show that babies who breastfeed or receive exclusive access to breast milk for the first six months of life have better health, educational and emotional outcomes. WKKF also believes we can dramatically improve children’s health, as well as our country’s health, by ensuring more babies benefit from breast milk as their first food experience.

As part of our commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children, WKKF partners with a number of national, state and local organizations across the United States committed to supporting mothers and families who want to breastfeed so that more babies benefit from breast milk as their first food experience. These investments support an emerging network interested in giving children the healthiest start possible.

WKKF applauds Kaiser Permanente and the It’s Only Natural campaign for raising awareness around first food opportunities and taking proactive steps to increase breastfeeding rates throughout the United States.

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New Mexico grantees create a shared vision for state’s children at 2014 convening

More than 200 leaders from across the state came together to share stories and strategies at the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation New Mexico grantee convening, Together for New Mexico’s Children, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo.

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July 31, 2014

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“Empleen el dinero del modo en que crean conveniente, siempre y cuando promueva la salud, la felicidad y el bienestar de los niños.” - Will Keith Kellogg

“Sèvi ak lajan an jan w vle depi se sante timoun, byennèt timoun ak kè kontan pou timoun w ap ankouraje.” - W.K. Kelòg