The Wonders of WIC - Breastfeeding-Related Highlights from the Northeast Region

Breastfeeding Outreach

Shining the light on accomplishments, innovations and WIC stars

The USDA, Food and Nutrition Service Northeast Regional Office has captured accomplishments and innovations related to promoting breastfeeding throughout their region. Read about State and local efforts within the Northeast Region, and meet a few of their WIC stars. In this compilation, they:

Highlight the efforts and successes of the Loving Support Award of Excellence awardees (learn more about these awards)

Share interviews with Breastfeeding Peer Counselors about what they do, how they connect with and support moms, and how their WIC programs pivoted their service delivery model during the pandemic (learn more about Breastfeeding Peer Counseling)

Feature highlights from National Breastfeeding Month in August

Showcase their States' breastfeeding rates (find your State's breastfeeding rates using an interactive graph from WIC Participant and Program Characteristics 2018)

Shine the spotlight on WIC staff around the region

Introduce some members of the Regional WIC Team at USDA

Want to know what's going on in the Mid-Atlantic region? Check out their MARWIC Times Newsletter that provides a quarterly update on State and local events.

image of the FNS Northeast Regional Office's compilation of breastfeeding efforts and accomplishments
Developed by: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, Northeast Region