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DOH-ORANGE WIC TO HOST A SCREENING OF CHOCOLATE MILK®:THE DOCUMENTARY

By Kent Donahue

August 15, 2019

The community is invited to two free screenings of Chocolate Milk®: The Documentary on August 26 and 27, 2019. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on breastfeeding in the black community.  

Hosted by the WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children) of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the screenings will be held at the department’s Lake Ellenor facility. The film shares testimonials of breastfeeding black mothers and seeks to answer the longstanding question of why more African American women are not breastfeeding. 

WHAT:           Chocolate Milk®: The Documentary 

WHEN:          August 26, 2019 at 10am – 12pm

                        August 27, 2019 at  2pm – 4pm 

WHERE:        6101 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando, FL 32809 

CONTACT:   Patricia.Gaige@flhelath.gov or 407-723-4298 

The WIC program works to promote breastfeeding as a vital health activity and encourages breastfeeding-friendly hospitals, child care facilities, work places, and communities. 

Breastfeeding contributes to the normal growth and development of babies and children. Those who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant morbidity and mortality.  In addition, breastfeeding offers protection against adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and premenopausal breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer for both mom and baby.