Updated August 23, 2022: The Academy is working with the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on an information campaign to promote infant formula safety to consumers as the U.S. imports infant formula to alleviate domestic formula shortages. For the most timely, accurate information on domestic supplies as well as important brands, please visit:
- White House: Addressing the Infant Formula Shortage
- HHS: Information for Families During the Formula Shortage
- USDA: USDA Extends Infant Formula Waivers, Supports WIC State Agencies
- FDA: Enforcement Discretion to Manufacturers to Increase Infant Formula Supplies and Tips for Preparing Imported Infant Formula
Additional Resources for Practitioners
The Academy continues to support RDNs and NDTRs regarding the formula supply chain issues. The Pediatric Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group held a webinar titled Infant Formula Shortage: How to Communicate with Clients and Advocate for Change. Note: This event is information only and not approved for continued education.
In addition, a variety of resources are available through the Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual. While the PNCM requires a subscription or membership for ongoing access, the Academy offers a 4-day free trial which allows access to the Client Education/Diets, Calculators, Formulary, Comparison Tool and Resources. Sign up by visiting www.nutritioncaremanual.org/pediatric-nutrition-care and click on "Start Your Free 4-Day Trial" to complete the online forms.