Topic: Regina Benjamin

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  • NYC breastfeeding: a new-old plan to wean the world off formula

    Remember the Nestlé formula boycott? The long-term global effort to encourage breastfeeding as a healthier choice for newborns than formula – once focused on developing nations – is now a trend among US hospitals. But a new program to decrease the use of formula in hospitals, backed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is being criticized as meddling in the decisions of mothers.

  • Nutritional coup: 'My Plate' replaces USDA food pyramid

    Nutritional coup: 'My Plate' replaces USDA food pyramid

    The USDA and Michelle Obama team up to launch a new nutritional diagram. Obama says 'My Plate' should help Americans visualize what they need to eat better than the food pyramid did.