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Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

The Breastfeeding Support Model Policy was developed to provide businesses with guidelines and guidance on ways to support breastfeeding employees including information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

US Breastfeeding Report Card

The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin outlined steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

Model Policies

Worksite UV Protection Model Policy

This Worksite UV Protection Model Policy provides a framework to encourage and support UV protection and is designed to assist safety personnel as they create sun protection guidelines for their worksite setting.

Tobacco-Free Business Model Policy

The Tobacco-Free Business Model Policy provides a framework to protect and promote the health and well-being of business employees and visitors. The use of tobacco products by employees or visitors compromises the mission of providing a safe and healthy place to conduct business.

Worksite Physical Activity Model Policy

The Worksite Physical Activity Model Policy provides a framework to encourage and support employee physical activity and create a worksite culture that supports health and total well-being.

Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations Model Policy

The Healthier Foods and Beverages at Meetings and Presentations Model Policy is designed to help businesses offer healthier food and drink options at all business sponsored and/or coordinated meetings and presentations.

Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Model Policy

The Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Model Policy helps businesses incorporate healthier snack food and drink items in vending machines and snack bars. The policy is based on the South Dakota Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Standards. The policy and standards can be found in the Healthier Vending & Snack Bar Toolkit.

Breastfeeding Support Model Policy

The Breastfeeding Support Model Policy was developed to provide businesses with guidelines and guidance on ways to support breastfeeding employees including information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which requires employers (with ≥ 50 employees) to provide nursing mothers with:

1) reasonable break time to express breast milk for one year after her child’s birth each time such employee has the need to express breast milk; and

2) a private space, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion of others, to express breast milk.

Toolkits

Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Toolkit

Developed to help make it easier to choose the right snacks at vending machines & snack bars.

Steps to Wellness

CDC resource to help worksites increase physical activity among employees. Provides employers interested in establishing or expanding their wellness programs with easy and understandable steps on how to increase the physical activity of employees in the workplace. Download the complete guide, or view it on CDC’s Healthier Worksite Initiative section.