The Tulare County Breastfeeding Coalition (TCBC), a collaborative of breastfeeding professionals and community supporters, is hosting a family Playdate at Riverway Sports Park in Visalia, on June 27 from 9-11am.
Children can play while mothers have the opportunity to speak to lactation consultants, nurses, dietitians, and other coalition members. The theme for the day is “Superheroes.” So participants are invited to dress up in costumes and have fun at the photo booth.
Activities include Zumba, hula hoop dancing, opportunity drawings, fun with bubbles, and other games. Exhibitor booths and superfood snacks will also be available.
Last year’s Playdate at ImagineU Museum was a success with more than 100 attendees.
The TCBC has been active in promoting healthy infant feeding practices in the community. The coalition meets every 4th Tuesday of the month. Community members are welcome to join the coalition and participate in making a positive social impact.
The TCBC has been involved in empowering more women to breastfeed. For example, the coalition ran a city bus ad depicting three local mothers nursing their babies. Each year they sponsor a lactation tent at the Tulare County Fair and the Springville Apple Festival. The coalition puts on an annual professional lactation education conference each spring. Coalition members have also delivered presentations to medical assistant trainees and to teen parents.
In 2015, the TCBC received the California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Golden Nugget Award for “Excellence in Reducing a Key Barrier to Breastfeeding.”
The TCBC is looking forward to this summer Superheroes Playdate event. Families can register for the TCBC Playdate through http://tinyurl.com/TCBCsuperplaydate