Making A Difference

Iodine is added to more of the prenatal vitamins marketed to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Iodine is added to more of the prenatal vitamins marketed to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Iodine is added to more prenatal vitamins for pregnant and breastfeeding women to support the infant’s growth and cognitive development.

1 Million Babies

1 Million Babies

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 2016, more than 4,800 schools obtained and offered salad bars

Between 2012 and 2016, more than 4,800 schools obtained and offered salad bars

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.

As of 2016, 29 states encouraged enhanced nutrition standards

As of 2016, 29 states encouraged enhanced nutrition standards

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.

For More Information Please Visit

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/nutrition

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