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Patti Rundall, Policy Director of Baby Milk Action, receives the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Buckingham Palace for 'services to infant nutrition.'

6th June 2000


Since 1980, Patti Rundall has worked for Baby Milk Action, campaigning for legislation in the UK and worldwide and on campaigns such as the Nestlé Boycott, all in an effort to stop the unethical practices of the baby food industry.

She is also on the Humanitarian shortlist for the European Women of Achievement Awards 2000, organised by European Union of Women.

The World Health Organisation and UNICEF estimate that reversing the decline in breastfeeding could save the lives of 1.5 million infants around the world every year and call on companies to abide by the marketing requirements set out in World Health Assembly Resolutions.

Baby Milk Action, works to protect breastfeeding and infant health and is the UK member of the global network, IBFAN.

For the last 20 years Baby Milk Action has lobbied for effective and transparent controls which implement WHA Resolutions and which ensure that health and the rights of women and children are not forgotten in the drive to increase trade.

Nestlé is the world's largest food company, which continues to market baby milk and foods products irresponsibly, is the focus of a 19-country international boycott.


(Below) Patti Rundall OBE outside Buckingham Palace after the investiture, with staff and volunteers from the Baby Milk Action office (click on the picture to download a 300 pix/inch jpeg for articles. There is no charge for using this photograph. Photo credit: John Rundall, 2000).


(Above and below) Patti Rundall, Policy Director of Baby Milk Action, is made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for "services to infant nutrition".

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