Lucy Martinez Sullivan

Lucy Martinez Sullivan helped found 1,000 Days and serves as its Executive Director. At 1,000 Days, Lucy is proud to lead a team of fierce advocates who work tirelessly on behalf of women and children in the U.S. and throughout the world. Prior to 1,000 Days, Lucy worked as Executive Director at CCS, a management … Continued

Breastfeeding for the Best Start

Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby.  As you prepare to meet your little one and prepare for her first meal, it is important to know what to expect.  While babies are born to breastfeed, moms often need support to breastfeed successfully.  You should be willing to ask for help … Continued

Dupage County Partnership

Background DuPage County, located just west of Chicago, Illinois, is home to more than 900,000 people. Historically, DuPage County has been identified as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation as well as one of the healthiest ones according to the National County Health Rankings. Despite plentiful resources, the public health system in DuPage … Continued

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report shows progress is slow, but possible

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report – the only comprehensive report on all forms of malnutrition in all counties – was launched in New York City on September 22nd. Serving as a report card on the world’s nutrition, the report shows how much progress the world is making on reducing malnutrition, what governments need to do to … Continued

Eating To Support Baby’s Brain Development

Brain development begins with the anatomical formation of the brain and spine, and proceeds with “traffic flow,” or the establishment of the nervous system. While it may not seem obvious, this proper brain development and growth depends largely on nutrition. Proper nutrition during pregnancy helps ensure your baby will develop normally inside and outside of the … Continued


Thank you for pledging to support a healthy first 1,000 days for mothers and children everywhere. At 1,000 Days we’re passionate about ensuring that children everywhere have the nutrition they need for the strongest start to life.  We’re grateful that you are too. And while we know that three million children die each year and … Continued

Become a Partner

Though our partners work across different issue areas and geographies, they are united in the common goal of ensuring that every child—regardless of where they are born—has the nutrition they need to thrive and reach their full potential. To date, over 80 partners have joined the 1,000 Days partnership and are committed to working together … Continued


A world free from malnutrition is a world worth fighting for. Join us. From Kentucky to Kenya and everywhere in between, too many children start life at a huge disadvantage.  Their young brains don’t develop properly and their future health is compromised because of a lack of good nutrition early in life.  But poor nutrition … Continued


1,000 Days advisors are experts in the fields of nutrition, health, early childhood development, economics and public policy.  Their expertise informs our work and helps us translate the growing body of research and scientific evidence into an agenda for action.