Academy Member Voices Nutrition Risk for Families During Ongoing Infant Formula Shortage

06/15/2022 - Academy member Ginger Carney, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA, FAND, again provided expert testimony representing the nutrition and dietetics profession during a congressional hearing today on the infant formula shortage. The hearing was conducted by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights.

Last month, Carney testified before the U.S. House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related Agencies Subcommittee, where she shared stories of families struggling to feed their infants, children and even adults who require special formula and described efforts of Academy members working to foster their nutrition security despite the shortages.

In today's Senate hearing, Carney once again provided policymakers with a snapshot of the infant formula shortages’ impact on families across the country.

Additionally, the Academy compiled and shared with congressional leaders stories from members  across the United States who are on the frontlines serving families and communities during the shortage.

To further advocate on this important issue, Academy members are invited to join the monthly Maternal and Child Health or the Nutrition Security Affinity Group meetings.