Black Breastfeeding Week is Observed in Savannah Area

Efforts are underway to build a breastfeeding-friendly community in Savannah and Chatham County.

(SAVANNAH, GA) In conjunction with National Breastfeeding Month in August, Black Breastfeeding Week is being observed August 25-31 with photo displays featuring images from the Savannah H.O.P.E. Photovoice projects which highlight barriers to breastfeeding for Black/African-American Women in Savannah and Chatham County, Ga. These displays will be located in the lobbies of the Eisenhower and Midtown locations of the Chatham County Health Department. Local advocates are also drawing attention to the barriers that Black mothers often encounter that discourage them from breastfeeding.

Photoshoot in Forsyth Park Aims to Break Through Barriers that Discourage Breastfeeding

(SAVANNAH, GA) A photoshoot celebrating and honoring Black moms for Black Breastfeeding Week will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 in Forsyth Park. Presented by Glow Lactation and supported by YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through funding from the Centers for Disease Control’s Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, organizers are also hoping the event will bring increased awareness to the disparities that discourage breastfeeding by Black mothers in Chatham County and help identify opportunities to remove those obstacles.

ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH LIVE SERIES EXPLORES THE HIDDEN POWER OF TEA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next LIVE broadcast at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, exploring “Tea: A Lifestyle of Longevity,” with Ashford Tea Company’s Wayne Ashford. Vaden Automotive will serve as this broadcast’s …

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ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH LIVE SERIES EXPLORES THE HIDDEN POWER OF TEA ON JULY 1 LIVESTREAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next LIVE broadcast on Thursday, July 1, exploring “Tea: A Lifestyle of Longevity.”

This fourth broadcast of the 2020-21 series will live-stream at 1:00 p.m. on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/) and also will be streamed on Enmarket’s Facebook page. The program will be rebroadcast at a later date on the City of Savannah’s Government Channel and on SavannahNow.com.

The program will feature Wayne Ashford, founder of Indianapolis’ premier tea bar Tea’s Me Cafe and owner of Savannah’s Ashford Tea Company, located at 406 Oglethorpe Ave, who will speak on “Tea: A Lifestyle of Longevity.” This topic highlights the potential health benefits of drinking tea, from preventing a host of chronic conditions to a possible impact on the aging process.

BREAKING BREASTFEEDING BARRIERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, in partnership with Healthy Savannah, will stream its next interactive LIVE broadcast on Thursday, April 1, at 1pm, exploring “Breaking the Breastfeeding Barriers.” The LIVE show will broadcast on Healthy Savannah’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/healthysav/

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