Kisha Parks

Kisha Parks is the Senior Finance and Operations Manager at 1,000 Days. In this capacity, she manages business operations for the organization. Kisha brings extensive expertise in organizational development and change management for social change enterprises, combining it with a passion for strengthening communities through empowering women. Prior to this, Kisha was the Director of … Continued

Karen Toledo

Karen is the Administrative and Development Assistant at 1,000 Days. In this role she is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for the organization’s executive director and staff. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Karen was a fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. During this fellowship, she gained experience by assisting … Continued

1,000 Days leads 22 organizations in urging Congress and President Trump to end the shutdown

It’s day 21 of the partial government shutdown, and our country’s leaders still have not reached an agreement to reopen the government. This puts American families at risk of losing the critical nutrition assistance they need to thrive. Tens of millions of Americans rely on programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special … Continued

It’s Time to End the Government Shutdown

For nearly a week the U.S. government has been operating on a partial shutdown due to a breakdown in negotiations between President Trump and Congress. Unfortunately, political grandstanding has become all too common in Washington, DC at the expense of smart policy and effective governing. This is no way to run the country. Currently, several … Continued

Our Top 10 Wins for Moms and Babies in 2018

So much has happened this year, it can be easy to forget all that we’ve accomplished together. Before we jump into the New Year, let’s remind ourselves of some of the GIANT wins secured in 2018 for moms and their young children – both in the United States and around the world: We led the … Continued

Taking a Closer Look: Breastfeeding in Nigeria

As global health and breastfeeding advocates, we are well versed on the barriers to breastfeeding that women face worldwide and the impact this has on both maternal and child health outcomes. But it was during my recent trip to Nigeria for our Breastfeeding and Social Media Workshop that I had the opportunity to observe first-hand … Continued

Farm Bill Statement

On Monday evening, the Farm Bill Conference Committee finished their report reconciling the different bills put forward by the House and Senate earlier this year. 1,000 Days commends the Committee on a balanced and bipartisan compromise authorizing a number of U.S agricultural, conservation, rural development, and nutrition assistance programs for the next 5 years. Notably, … Continued

Global Nutrition Report Illuminates Need for More Resources for Nutrition

This year’s Global Nutrition Report (GNR) highlights that the opportunity to end malnutrition has never been greater. Progress is being observed and where it is not, there is more granular and nuanced data available to understand the challenges facing communities plagued by malnutrition. Still, global progress is not overshadowing the struggle against malnutrition happening within … Continued

Carol Dreibelbis

Carol Dreibelbis is a U.S. Policy and Research Analyst at 1,000 Days. Carol supports the organization’s advocacy strategy related to domestic food policy, health policy, and caregiving. Previously, Carol was a Nutrition Consultant and Project Coordinator serving the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. In this role, she led evidence review … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Breastfeeding and HIV

Globally, over 36 million people are living with HIV and almost 2 million of these cases are children under the age of 15. Although far too many people are living with HIV globally, there has been remarkable progress in reducing new infections – particularly in preventing mother-to-child transmission. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of … Continued