Sunday, July 30, 2017

You Don’t Have to Breastfeed to Support Breastfeeding

2017 marks the 25th year that the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’, reminding us that we all have a role to play in creating a community supportive of breastfeeding families.  We all win when we protect and promote breastfeeding.  Breastmilk provides a host of health benefits for both children and their mothers, protects our environment, creates food security, and saves the United States upwards of $13 billion.
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, partners of the Clinton County Breastfeeding Coalition will be hosting family friendly events and we encourage you to show your support.
  • Tuesday, August 1st – Tune into WIRY 1340 AM or 100.7 FM at 11:00am to hear what is happening around breastfeeding in our community.
  • Friday, August 4th – Stop by the Breastfeeding Block Party at the US Oval in Plattsburgh between 5:00pm-7:00pm. The whole family is invited to attend. There will be outdoor play, snacks and giveaways. In the event of rain the Block Party will be moved inside at Family Connections on the Oval. This event is hosted by the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country and WIC. For more information call 518-561-4999.
  • Saturday, August 5th – Be a part of the 2017 Big Latch On. Registration begins at 9:00am on Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital (CVPH) front lawn with the ‘latch’ taking place at 10:30am, sharp! There will be light refreshments, information, prizes, a Baby & Me Demo and a free 5x7 family photo! This event is hosted by the University of Vermont Health Network CVPH. For more information: 

You don’t have to breastfeed to be an advocate for breastfeeding, let’s support mothers to breastfeed anytime, anywhere.

The 2017 World Breastfeeding Week theme is 'Sustaining Breastfeeding Together'.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Farm Fresh Eats & Summer Time Treats



Buying local isn’t just about supporting your local economy; it’s about buying the freshest, tastiest food for you and your family! We’re reaching the height of the farmers’ market season. With six local farmers’ markets and dozens of other farm stands in Clinton County, you have access to delicious food grown right in your back yard. What better way to feed yourself the daily dose of at least five fruits and veggies? Here is your summer challenge: stop by a local market or stand this season and try a new fruit or vegetable!

Want to learn more about healthy eating habits? The Clinton County Health Department is here to help. We’re offering quick, interactive nutrition education sessions with tips and tricks to select, store, and serve fruits and vegetables. Participate in one of our learning sessions, and we will give you a $10 Farm Fresh Cash Card to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at one of the participating farmers’ markets and farm stands. To schedule a nutrition education presentation, please contact: 518-565-4993.

To find out where to spend your FFC card or for upcoming events, visit:


1.    1,500 miles    

2.    35,000 farms

3.    6   (Champlain, Chateaugay Lake, Plattsburgh Crafters’ & Farmers’ Market, Downtown Rising in Plattsburgh, Rouses Point, Saranac)

4.    At least 5 servings – more is better!

5.    Possible answers: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, turnips, swiss chard, carrots, onions, scallions, tomatoes, corn, beans, peas, peppers, beets, cucumbers, squash, garlic, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, eggplant, pumpkin, rhubarb, etc.