Grand prize of $5,000 comes at a good time as more breastfeeding parents return to the workplace
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, August 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — To celebrate National Breastfeeding Month 2022, Healthy Horizons has announced its annual Lactation Room Contest. The Silicon Valley-based provider of corporate lactation programs across North America will award a deserving organization a grand prize of equipment and supplies worth $5,000 for an employee lactation room . As more breastfeeding parents return to work, Cassi Janakos, COO of Healthy Horizons, says it’s more important than ever to provide private, well-equipped breastfeeding rooms.
“We are looking for organizations that will use the award to positively impact their breastfeeding employees and want to provide a family-friendly office experience,” Janakos said. “The selection committee is made up of a panel of women and moms who advocate for breastfeeding rights and gender equality.”
In addition to the grand prize, the person submitting a winning entry will also receive a personal breastfeeding prize package valued at over $500. Individuals can nominate an organization until August 31, 2022, online via this link. The Healthy Horizons Lactation Room Giveaway is open to organizations in the United States and Canada.
The The 2021 grand prize winner was BASF, named by employee Janessa Dukes of Freeport, TX. Janessa named her workplace to “help provide their working mothers with a dedicated space close to the production line to give them a safe and comfortable place to pump and store breast milk. A dedicated lactation room will offer new mothers peace of mind when making the decision to return to work after having a baby.
Sheila Janakos, CEO of Healthy Horizons, added that “being able to run this contest is especially important to us this year as we celebrate our 31st anniversary. “It is very gratifying for us to be able to offer this concrete support to breastfeeding parents in the workplace. »
Now in its fourth year, Healthy Horizons has partnered with businesses and community organizations for sponsorships and prize donations for the annual lactation room contest. “We are blessed to have an amazing and supportive community working together for the well-being of breastfeeding families. In this difficult year, companies like Ameda, Herb Lore, Bravado and many more have stepped up for us. join in this project,” Janakos said.
The winner of the Lactation Room 2022 contest will be announced in September.
About Healthy Horizons: Healthy Horizons was founded by Sheila Dukas-Janakos, MPH, IBCLC, LE, RLC and her daughter, Cassi Janakos, MS, to guide businesses in setting up and maintaining lactation rooms in workplace and new benefit programs for parents. Ultimately, to better serve mothers and families when they return to work. Healthy Horizons is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the premier market leader focused on innovation, education, and social good. Healthy Horizons Corporate Lactation Services customers include a variety of forward-looking, employee-focused companies, Fortune 100 companies, and start-ups in the United States and Canada, including Ford Motor Company, PayPal, and Amgen .
With lactation rooms in over 120 cities and online offerings, the Healthy Horizons team has positively impacted over one million women, parents and children while staying true to their core values of diversity and of inclusion. For more information about Healthy Horizons, visit healthyhorizons.com.