IBFAN attends Food Labelling Committee Session in effort to protect consumer health

My grandma proudly hands me a box of crackers. “It says all natural!” she exclaims. I turn over the box to uncover the product’s ingredient list. The crackers are, in fact, not all natural. It’s easy to fall victim to misleading food labeling. Patti Rundall, Policy Director Baby Milk Action, Global Advocacy IBFAN and IBFAN …

‘Words have energy and power’: exploring language in infant feeding and perinatal health Part Two

This week, we continue our examination of the language used around infant feeding and perinatal health. You can read Part One here.  Advantages of health versus the disadvantages of risky behavior   The infant formula shortage in the United States pushed conversations about the cost (monetary and otherwise) of infant feeding to the headlines. One article …

National Preparedness Month: the U.S.’s deficit in Infant and Young Child Feeding preparedness during emergencies

 The editors of more than 200 health journals worldwide just released  ​​Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health ahead of The United Nations General Assembly this month. The authors urge critical action to curb global temperature increases in an effort to  “halt the destruction of nature, and protect …

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Code

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, now 40 years old, is as relevant as ever.  Otherwise known as the Code, it was adopted by the 34th World Health Assembly (WHA) on May 21, 1981 in an effort to contribute to safe and adequate nutrition for infants by protecting breastfeeding and ensuring the proper …