Programs and policies that address maternal and child nutrition are essential for intergenerational obesity prevention. Speakers in this session will address the role of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in obesity prevention and treatment, implications of family leave policies on breastfeeding rates, and policies for ensuring free and safe drinking water so communities have alternatives to sugary sweetened beverages. Come and learn from the experts about programs and policies that can improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and their children.


1:30pm WIC Works - But Does It Work for Obesity?
Jennifer A Woo Baidal, MD MPH
2:00pm Getting Moms to Breastfeed - A Case for Expanding Paid Family Leave
Rita Hamad, MD PhD
2:30pm Making Sure Water is a Safe Alternative to SSBs - Improving Water Consumption in Early Care and Education, School and Homes
Christina Hecht, PhD