4 Weeks of Paid Family Leave? We Can Afford That

4 Weeks of Paid Family Leave? We Can Afford That

(WOMENSENEWS)–The president is right. We need better family leave policies in the United States. He said so at the big White House meeting last week and it deserves repeating until we get it done. Currently all we have in the way of guaranteed parental leave is...
Obama Promotes Family-Friendly Workplace Reforms

Obama Promotes Family-Friendly Workplace Reforms

The full-day meeting explored a range of reforms to benefit working families. But the day also saw federal contractors walk off their jobs to protest the federal government’s role as the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color. ...
Prevention Status Report | 2013

Prevention Status Report | 2013

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity In 2011, New York had a birth facility score of 73 out of a possible 100 (22). The US Surgeon General recommends that maternity care practices throughout the United States fully support breastfeeding (14). A review of evidence...
A Means of Preventing the Risk of Child Obesity

A Means of Preventing the Risk of Child Obesity

Breast milk and diet up to two years old: A means of preventing the risk of child obesity Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at...
Breastfeeding-Friendly Restaurants Get Ratings

Breastfeeding-Friendly Restaurants Get Ratings

New York City restaurants are awash in ratings, from Zagat numbers and Michelin stars to Health Department letter grades. Now there’s one to show how welcoming they are to new moms who need to nurse. Latch, a campaign created by four graduate students at New York...