W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Virtual Lecture 2022

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Dr. Lesley Frank’s lecture Out of Milk: Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation will take place online February 23 at 5:30 p.m.

The public are invited to join UNB’s Faculty of Arts for the annual W. C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecture. The online lecture will be given by Dr. Lesley Frank, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Food, Health, and Social Justice, and Professor of Sociology at Acadia University. It is entitled Out of Milk: Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation.

Did you know that mothers who can least afford to buy infant formula are less likely to continue breastfeeding? This paradox sets the backdrop for this talk, based on Dr. Lesley Frank’s book Out of Milk, which reveals the experiences of mothers struggling to feed their children and the policy gaps that put babies at risk of going hungry in Canada. She will answer the breastfeeding paradox using highlights from several mixed-methods studies that explore the problem of infant food insecurity.

The talk will expose a succession of public policy failures in Canada that undermine caregivers’ ability to successfully feed their infants and will offer solutions to support families caring for young children. Access the event online February 23 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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