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Mother-baby Friendly Workplace award goes to district

 

Receiving the award.
Dr. Nellie Meyer, left, accepts award from Coalition Treasurer Dr. Nancy Wight and Coalition President Kim Elkins.
When the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition held its fifth-annual Liquid Gold Gala in October, San Diego Unified was one of four local organizations to receive a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award. The Board of Education adopted a Resolution to Encourage Lactation Accommodation in School Facilities in July 2011.

 

The Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Awards ceremony began with opening remarks by County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten who oversees all health programs; she spoke about the benefits of breastfeeding for the health of San Diego. Awards in four categories were given to San Diego employers that have instituted comprehensive programs in support of breastfeeding mothers returning to work. The winners in each of the cat­egories included: Business — Intuit Inc.; Schools — San Diego Unified School District; Govern­ment Agency — Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. WIC Program; and Non-Government Organiza­tion — 2-1-1 San Diego.

The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition is a non-profit organization whose members are professionals dedicated to promoting and supporting breastfeeding in San Diego County. The coalition publishes Breastfeeding Resource Guide and offers educational events. For more information, please visit www.breastfeeding.org.

Deputy Superintendent of Academics Nellie Meyer attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the district.