Workplace lactation policies are good for everyone: children, parents, employers, and society. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of obesity, as well as infections and illnesses in infants, and lowers the risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis for mothers. Providing a breastfeeding-friendly workplace doesn't only make sense for babies and moms, it also makes business sense.
Local governments and jurisdictions can help combat high rates of chronic disease — especially in communities most at risk — by adopting and strengthening policies to increase access to healthy food. These resources discuss different policy options for improving healthy food access across San Diego County, especially in underserved neighborhoods.