Infant-Formula Investigation Wins Meritorious Journalism Award, DC

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Infant-Formula Investigation Wins Meritorious Journalism Award, DC


Women's eNews writer Molly Ginty and editor in chief Rita Henley

Jensen received the Casey Award for Meritorious Journalism last night

alongside The Philadelphia Inquirer, WNYC and ABC in Washington, DC.


The Women's eNews team won their award in the category of Single

Article: Under 200,000 circulation for the report "Infant Formula

Companies Milk US Food Program".

The report, which was funded by The Investigative Fund at The

Nation Institute, was credited as "A meticulous exposé of how

industry-sponsored research, lobbying and advertising by infant

formula companies have led to a federal government subsidized market

for infant formula, despite global consensus on the superior health

benefits of breast milk.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program distributes more than

half the infant formula sold in the U.S. but the supply

provided to new moms is not enough to feed their babies for a full

month. As a result, impoverished mothers bear the burden of high

out-of-pocket monthly expenses to feed their growing babies. Judges

praised this investigation by Women's eNews as being "in the best

tradition of accountability reporting."

The Casey Medals recognize distinguished coverage of children and

families, particularly the disadvantaged. Find all the winners


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