WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2021 – Today, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), including members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, released a statement in support of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act:
“The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance is invested in building strong, safe, and healthy families and communities. The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act will provide vital support for Black mothers by making much-needed investments in maternal health, especially by expanding access to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The racial disparities in maternal health are apparent, and we believe that this legislation is an important step in addressing how systemic issues influence maternal health outcomes. SFPA is proud to support legislation that promotes the wellbeing of Black mothers and children, while also improving food security at a time when many American communities face disproportionate challenges to feed their families.”
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.