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Email update: 25 March 2014

Diary date: Baby Milk Action AGM, 5 April, Manchester.

All the latest news in our Update newsletter - available on line

Update 46 is available online and to download as a pdf file.

Printed versions have been sent to members with our Year Report and AGM invitation.

The Year Report is also available to download.

Update 46 cover

Baby Milk Action's members' AGM will take place on 5 March in Manchester. Contact us if you are a member and have not received your invitation. Visit the Virtual Shop if you would like to become a member.

Top stories:

  • Helping Filipino mothers after the Typhoon
  • Danone Cow & Gate UK milk advert banned
  • EU Action Plan calls for no sponsorship in schools
  • New global baby milk monitoring report

To download or view on line go to:

Nestlé-Free Zone stickers now available

Our Update newsletter reports on the Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2014 global monitoring report. This profiles 27 baby food and feeding bottle companies.

Nestlé is again found to systematically violate the baby milk marketing requirements. In our assessment, Nestlé is the worst of the companies – though Danone is becoming as bad as they compete around the world.

Show your support for the Nestlé boycott with our new Nestlé-Free Zone stickers. You can order sheets of 48 stickers, 30 cm in diameter from our online Virtual Shop.

We have also produced larger 'Say NO to formula company sponsorship' stickers featuring the Nestlé-Free Zone logo. These are ideal for health workers who refuse to attend Nestlé-sponsored events.

See below for the new DanoNO campaign.

Full details at:

'Say NO to formula company sponsorship' stickers - featuring Danone and Nestlé - now available

Our Update newsletter exposes how baby food companies are targeting health workers in the UK.

For example, Danone is offering secret grants and meetings to student midwives. 'Just keep it to yourself", their rep. says.

Nestlé is trying to entice health workers to events at hotels to bypass the restrictions many health facilities have on company reps. meeting with staff.

We have produced 'Say NO to formula company sponsorship' stickers for health workers who want to show their independence from formula companies. See:

Many thanks to everyone who voted in our DanoNO logo competition. The winning entry appears on the stickers (in fact, there are two options, so order your favourite).

Let us know if you would like to see these 'Say NO to formula company sponsorship' logos on other materials.

Update also highlights the work of the Lancashire Infant Feeding Information Board (LIFIB), whose experts assess company information. Contact LIFIB for its bulletins containing accurate, independent information.

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