Open Enrollment, Available NOW! is open for business starting on November 1 Beginning November 1, you can purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace ( during open enrollment. Best of all, significant financial help is still available based on income and family size. But open enrollment is only a short period of time – November 1 through … Continued

Administrative and Development Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY The Administrative and Development Assistant provides administrative and operational support for 1,000 Days and its Executive Director. The Administrative and Development Assistant is responsible for the Executive Director’s scheduling, correspondence, travel and logistical coordination and assisting with the preparation of her talking points, presentations and communications materials. He or she assists with managing … Continued

Finance and Operations Manager

POSITION SUMMARY The Finance and Operations Manager provides day-to-day management of finance and accounting, grants management, human resources, information technology and general business operations of 1,000 Days to ensure these functions are closely coordinated and operating effectively.  The Manager, in addition to working across the 1,000 Days team, works closely with 1,000 Days’ Management Team … Continued

Trump Administration “Public Charge” proposal could have disastrous consequences for mothers and babies in the U.S.

1,000 Days calls on the Trump Administration to shelve its proposed public charge rule – a proposal that will cause millions of immigrant women and children to forgo the critical medical, nutrition and housing programs they need to keep their families healthy and safe. “Public charge” is a test used during the citizenship process and … Continued

Congressional Outlook: What We’re Watching this Fall

Congress has kicked off their fall legislative session with a packed agenda and not many legislative days to accomplish it. Federal funding, judicial nominations, the Farm Bill, possibly legislation to address the opioid crisis are just a few of the priorities competing for limited floor time. 1,000 Days is paying particular attention to a few … Continued

Good Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days to Reduce NCDs

Around the world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes make up 70% of health-related deaths, posing the largest threat to people’s health globally and costing the global economy trillions of dollars. Unhealthy diets & sedentary lifestyles are consistently linked to a rise in obesity & diet-related NCDs, and ultimately, … Continued

82,000 People Standing up for Moms and Babies Worldwide

Last week – together with MomsRising, Care2 and Public Citizen – we delivered over 82,000 signatures to Nestle, calling on the company (and the other major infant formula manufacturers) to stop their unethical marketing of infant formula. Watch the petition delivery. Thanks to the energy of our collective community and the outrage that infant formula … Continued

Mays Iseed

Mays is a Global Policy and Advocacy Program Associate at 1,000 Days. In this role Mays supports the organization’s global nutrition advocacy team efforts to mobilize new resources to improve polices and advance the investment in maternal and child nutrition programs worldwide. She is also supporting the International Coalition for advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) and … Continued

FAQ: Introducing Solid Foods

You’ve got questions, so we talked with infant and toddler feeding experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help answer them! As 1,000 Days released 12 bite-sized videos for parents about the introduction of solid foods, we quickly discovered that there are even more questions to answer. So we compiled the … Continued

An Incredible Opportunity: Breastfeeding & Social Media

1,000 Days recently organized a day-long workshop in Nigeria with several partners working to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. Together with 43 representatives from 20 different local organizations and governmental agencies, including Alive & Thrive, UNICEF, Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Nigeria Ministry of Health and many others, we sparked a robust discussion about what … Continued