Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Your body is going through a beautiful transformation as it creates and sustains life. But sometimes these changes, especially weight gain, can cause anxiety. How much is too much weight gain? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the appropriate amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on what you weighed before pregnancy. If you … Continued

Lighting the torch to end malnutrition

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just over a year away—along with the next Nutrition for Growth conference hosted by the Government of Brazil—1,000 Days hosted nutrition leaders and advocates on Capitol Hill earlier this year to “light the torch” for nutrition. The event featured Melinda Gates (co-chair of the Bill & … Continued

We Are What We Eat Holds True for Our Toddlers Too

By now it’s no surprise that what we eat affects our overall health. This truth is well-established, and year after year the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided us with guidance on food choices and physical activity to promote our health and prevent disease. Yet for all the focus on food pyramids and now … Continued

A Global Goal to end malnutrition

On September 25th, leaders from every country in the world committed to 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and address climate change.  It is increasingly acknowledged that without greater attention to improving nutrition achieving many of the Global Goals will not be possible. As part of the Goal 2 to End … Continued

What to Expect® creator Heidi Murkoff teams up with 1,000 days to highlight critical importance of early nutrition on children’s future health

Washington, D.C. – 1,000 Days, a leading maternal and early child nutrition advocacy group, is partnering with Heidi Murkoff, author of the worldwide bestselling What to Expect series of pregnancy and parenting books and creator of WhatToExpect.com, to raise awareness in the United States about the critical need for good nutrition in a child’s first … Continued

Pregnancy Means 1,000 Days of Eating Better for My Baby (And for Me)

This post originally appeared on WhattoExpect.com  on May 7, 2014   The question people ask me most these days is “you’re still pregnant?” As if the answer weren’t obvious (hello, huge belly and swollen feet), I tell them yes, only X number of weeks/days/hours to go. In case you’re wondering, right now I am 12 … Continued

Pregnancy: The Window to Future Health

1,000 Days advisor Dr. Leanne Redman answers questions about weight gain, fitness (physical and mental), and mom’s role as a nutritional gatekeeper. Read on to learn more about the essential role of nutrition in women’s health from Dr. Redman, an Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center within the Louisiana State University System.   As … Continued