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Nutrition expert James Akre to discuss breastfeeding at SU Sept. 21
Nutrition expert James Akre to discuss breastfeeding at SU Sept. 21September 13, 2006Carol K. Masiclatclkim@syr.edu
Author and former World Health Organization (WHO) nutrition expert James Akre will share insights on the benefits of breastfeeding during a lecture titled “How Can We Become a Breastfeeding Culture?” Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. in Room 102 of the Hall of Languages. A strong proponent of breastfeeding, Akre explores the topic in his latest book, “The Problem with Breastfeeding: A Personal Reflection” (Hale Publsihing, 2006).
With 30 years of experience in various agencies within the United Nations, Akre recently retired from the WHO’s Department of Nutrition, where he served as a technical writer and advisor on the full spectrum of human nutrition. He helped draft and promote the implementation of the International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes; the joint WHO/UNICEF Stement on Breastfeeding and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
To attend, RSVP to Kelly Pettingill at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Sept. 18. Seating is limited.
This event is sponsored by the Family Ties Network, the Breastfeeding Connection and the Syracuse University College of Human Services and Health Professions Department of Health and Wellness.