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Lucy Cuéllar – Working Together: Breastfeeding and Plant Based Solid Foods

Date grant awarded: 09/09/2017

Lucía Cuéllar is a biologist, educator of plant-based diets and the founder of the first vegetarian group in Monterrey, Mexico called “Vegetarianos en Monterrey.” This project entitled “Working Together: Breastfeeding and Plant-Based Solid Foods” consists of workshops that will encourage low income mothers to breast feed their newborns and avoid formula along with demonstrating how to make nutritious plant-based baby food. Monterrey is one of the country’s top meat producers in Mexico and in the country only 11% of the newborns are exclusively breastfed. This exceptional project will address these staggering trends.