WBW2020 Press Release from World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

Planetary health – the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends – is essential now more than ever. The interconnected nature of people and the planet requires that we find sustainable solutions that benefit both. Breastfeeding is a sustainable solution that is good for the planet and its people. Every year, the …

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World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1-7 2020

World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is August 1st thru the 7th 🤱🏾All women/parents have the right to be supported by their community as well as society to breastfeed. Support can come from many places; families, friends, communities, health systems, and workplaces. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. Breastfeeding counseling is my way to promote and …

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Wise at Every Size: A Program for Women of Southeast Alaska to Increase Fitness & Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior  –  Volume 45, Number 4S, 2013Wise at Every Size: A Program for Women of Southeast Alaska to Increase Fitness & Reduce Chronic Disease Riskby: Janai Meyer, RD, CLC, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, 222 Tongass Drive, Sitka, AK 99901; K. Natwick, RD, CLEC Objective Develop a Health at Every Size®-oriented lifestyle intervention curriculum. Invite …

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Diabetes Education Service Merits ADA Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Janai Meyer RDN LD IBCLC (KETCHIKAN, ALASKA,03/013//2020) – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service was recently awarded to the ALASKA service on 02/13/2020: HUMMINGBIRD DIABETES PROGRAM at JANAI MEYER NUTRITION & LACTATION, LLC. Janai Meyer is in her ninth year of private practice of a …

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Covid-19 Office Information

Like you, I have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing events related to the novel Coronavirus.  Janai Meyer Nutrition & Lactation, LLC will remain open for clients to receive Telehealth services. Due to growing concerns, I will continue to adhere strictly to the CDC and State of Alaska Public Health Guidelines for the health and safety of all clients and our community. All services remain available via telehealth. If you need a breast pump …

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Ketchikan Partners Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Ketchikan, ALASKA – It is said that breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to her baby that lasts a lifetime. During World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, caregivers from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Janai Meyer Nutrition & Lactation, LLC; Ketchikan Public Health; and the Early Learning Program are teaming up to make sure moms are supported as they meet the nutritional needs …

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How Breastfeeding Helps Babies and Moms

How Breastfeeding Helps Babies and Moms, Specialists offer encouragement and hope Many of us have heard “breast is best” when it comes to feeding young babies. While this may be so, the truth is learning to breastfeed doesn’t always come easy. Just ask Lactation Specialists, Maggi Leyburn, RN, BSN, IBCLC for PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Washington and Janai Meyer, RDN, IBCLC, LD, in …

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Changes to Breastfeeding & Nutrition Group Meetings

Due to staff / support changes the Breastfeeding & Nutrition Group will now be meeting on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Ketchikan Public Library only.  For more information please check out our schedule via the events calendar. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Janai via the contact …

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beau•ty – by Brittany Slick, Ketchikan High School

beau•ty Brittany Slick, Ketchikan High School Women of all ages, sizes, and races come together to raise awareness on how beauty is being misrepresented and misinterpreted today as an original poem is read in the background. These women redefine beauty by displaying their true, inner selves– without the commodities of makeup, trendy clothes and hair, which are the things that have …

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