About the Awards
The Virginia Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Settings Awards is an award program designed to recognize businesses who are providing support in the workplace to their breastfeeding employees. The Virginia Workplace Breastfeeding-Friendly Awards recognize the Commonwealth’s champions who have gone above and beyond many federal and state requirements for workplace support and are therefore leading the way for family wellness. VBC, and future Virginians, are grateful to these businesses for their vision and commitment.
Award recipients are evaluated on a set of criteria for three levels of breastfeeding support: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Additionally, site inspections were conducted at some of the applicants. Businesses that meet the criteria are recognized with a certificate, press announcements, website directory listing, and a luncheon ceremony.
Virginia’s Workplace Breastfeeding-Friendly Award program was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Virginia Breastfeeding-Friendly Early Care recognition program can be found here.