Recognition and Awards

Annual Rhonda Skelton Award

This annual award is presented by the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition and Healthy Northland to a maternity center administrator or staff member who has shown dedication “above and beyond” implementing maternity care breastfeeding best practices.

“Rhonda Skelton was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend as well as a caring, hardworking nurse who went above and beyond for her staff and patients. Between the stressors of being a manager, mother, and wife to an ill husband, she always remained strong and would do anything for anyone. The sacrifices she made will be remembered forever, which includes the sacrifice she made for my dad. I hope this award honors who she was as a nursing professional but also who she was as an incredible person.”

– Laura Skelton

Award nominations will be reviewed by representatives of the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition and Healthy Northland.

Fillable Nomination Form

Nomination Form deadline for submission  October 19, 2020

Submit to:

Subject line: Rhonda Skelton Award Nomination

Be recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly

Are you supporting breastfeeding families? Here are ways to be recognized for your efforts.

Information is important, but new mothers need support from many circles. Health care, child care professionals, employers and health departments around the state are working to make breastfeeding the norm. Find out how you can help:

  • Maternity centers
  • Child care
  • Workplaces
  • Health departments

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health breastfeeding information site.

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