Monica Watson

Monica is the Digital Engagement Manager at 1,000 Days. In this role, she leads the planning and execution across all of 1,000 Days’ digital channels, including their email, social media and website strategies. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Monica worked as a marketing manager at Greenfield Belser, a full- service brand strategy and interactive design … Continued

Draft House Farm Bill Will Harm Families and Children

Today the House Agriculture Committee will meet to consider H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018—otherwise known as the Farm Bill. What members of Congress should consider is the impact this bill will have on America’s young children and their families. The draft farm bill proposes dramatic structural changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance … Continued

For Parents

Helping parents navigate the what, when and how of infant and toddler feeding Good nutrition during a child’s earliest years sets the foundation for lifelong health. It provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. However, too many children in the U.S. are not getting a healthy diet – … Continued

Society is Failing Black Moms and We Must Do Better

Women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy matters. And it matters for ALL women. Yet deep disparities persist in the United States when it comes to maternal health. Black mothers in the U.S. are at least 3 to 4 times more likely to die than white mothers, with some areas of the country experiencing even … Continued

We asked “What if…” and you answered…

Last month – in honor of National Nutrition Month – 1,000 Days hosted its annual #Marchis4Nutrition campaign to amplify the critical role the world’s mothers play in nourishing the next generation. All month long, we envisioned a world in which moms have the support they need to give their children a healthy start to life. … Continued

1,000 Days Welcomes 2018 Spending Bill

Last week, Congress passed and the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, funding the federal government through the end of Fiscal Year 2018. After nearly six months of short-term spending measures, this deal provides funding certainty for many of the critical support programs for moms, babies and their families here in the United … Continued

We should #Bethegeneration

The 62nd session on the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) captured the attention of world leaders, advocates and influencers to discuss progress towards gender equality, especially “challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.” This year at CSW, Global Citizen used the opportunity to kick off … Continued

Guest Post: Conquering Nutrition Myths in Myanmar – Supportive Programs #Marchis4Nutrition

In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, 1,000 Days is amplifying the critical role the world’s mothers play in nourishing the next generation through our annual online #Marchis4Nutrition campaign. Throughout the month, we will also be highlighting stories from our partners. Follow along and get involved on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #Marchis4Nutrition. … Continued