The First-Food System: The Importance of Breastfeeding in Global Food Systems Discussions

15 Jul 21
Author(s)Lesley Oot, Frances Mason, Karin Lapping
Topic(s): BMS Code, Breastfeeding
Location: Global
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators
Organization: Alive & Thrive, Save the Children
Programs: Policy advocacy

The first UN Food Systems Summit is a great opportunity for stakeholders to include breastfeeding and breastmilk in the food systems conceptualization, as outlined in a new Alive & Thrive FHI Solutions, and Save the Children brief.

The brief explains how stakeholders can include breastfeeding and breastmilk – the first food – in the conceptualization of food systems when they meet July 26-28 to prepare for the Food Systems Summit, scheduled to take place in September during the UN General Assembly.