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"Breastfeeding-Friendly Business of the Year"
"Breastfeeding-Friendly Business of the Year"

Muskegon’s Breastfeeding-Friendly Business Recognized

Muskegon, MI – The Muskegon County Breastfeeding Coalition (MCBC) will be awarding one local business with the honor of “Breastfeeding-Friendly Business of the Year” at an event later this week. The Meet and Greet Breakfast sponsored by Great Start Muskegon is the event at which the award will be presented. Expected attendees include local business representatives, non-profits, legislators and area service providers.

The breakfast will be held September 14, 2012 from 8:00-10:00 am at Coastline Deli, 700 Terrace Plaza in Muskegon.

Nominations were accepted throughout the month of August for Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Although the MCBC is not releasing the name of the winner yet, they indicate there were 6 Muskegon County business nominees: Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon Family Care, Lakeshore Museum Center, Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute, Justice, and Wesley School. (A nomination was also received for Pfizer in Kalamazoo, but did not meet criteria for being in Muskegon County.) Each of these businesses has made significant efforts to promote breastfeeding in our community by making it easy for customers and employees to breastfeed.

Several organizations partnered in promoting and offering this year’s award. The MCBC is a collaborative group of organizations and individuals who are dedicated to promoting breastfeeding in Muskegon County. The Great Start Collaborative works to assure that all children will enter kindergarten safe, healthy and eager to succeed in school and in life. Another partner with the Award this year has been the 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County Initiative, which recognizes the link between breastfeeding and reducing obesity in our community.

Reservations are nearly full for the event, but interested individuals can RSVP to Cathy Curtis ccurtis@ccwestmi.org.

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