Making A Difference
Iodine is added to more prenatal vitamins for pregnant and breastfeeding women to support the infant’s growth and cognitive development.
Over 1 million babies are born each year in US hospitals that use global standards to help mothers who want to breastfeed. This has increased from 1.7% in 2007 to 29.1% in 2020.
Between 2012 and 2019, more than 5,900 schools obtained and offered salad bars to more than 3 million children and school staff to increase healthy fruit and vegetable options.
Twenty-three states require licensed childcare programs to follow science-based infant feeding and nutrition standards. This affects the meals and snacks of millions of young children.