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Developer
Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.
Year
2016

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit*. Program is designed to implement hospital policies and procedures that support optimal breastfeeding practices and is effect at increasing exclusive breastfeeding, particularly among low-income women and women at risk of not breastfeeding.

Funding Source
unknown.
Free Material
Yes
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
Research-tested
Evidence
  • Evaluated
  • Pilot Tested
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.