The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition

Building upon the unprecedented 2013 Nutrition for Growth summit in London, at which $4 billion was committed to high-impact nutrition programs, a global coalition of advocates have come together to keep the pressure on governments and donors to scale up funding for nutrition. The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) includes a broad array … Continued

Coming Soon: First-Ever Dietary Guidelines for Pregnant Women & Young Children

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently invited 1,000 Days and several other stakeholders to share comments related to the development of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) which will – for the first time ever – include recommendations for pregnant women and children under age two. The public comments, which will be made … Continued

3 Ways Tax Reform Efforts Could Impact America’s Moms and Babies

1,000 Days supports a range of federal programs that are critical for millions of America’s moms and babies during the critical 1,000-day window, or the time from a woman’s pregnancy through her child’s second birthday. Programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) … Continued

Milan Global Nutrition Summit and SUN Global Gathering Inspire Action

This past week, 1,000 Days traveled to Milan, Italy and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire to be a part of two groundbreaking events in the global nutrition movement: the Global Nutrition Summit and the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering. Milan Global Nutrition Summit In Milan, the Global Nutrition Summit brought forth new commitments from new funders … Continued

CHIP Must Be Funded – But Not At The Expense Of Other Public Health Programs

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Championing Healthy Kids Act (H.R. 3922). While 1,000 Days supports the legislation’s inclusion of funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers, and other health programs, we are deeply concerned about some of the offsets included in the bill. Specifically, the House bill cuts … Continued

Statement on the Global Nutrition Summit

1,000 Days celebrates the 2017 Global Nutrition Summit, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Nutrition Report, for putting nutrition at the forefront of the global agenda. As the world faces competing challenges, we must … Continued

Open Enrollment: 5 Things You Need To Know

Thanks to the efforts of millions of Americans around the country, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains the law of the land and young children and their families can still get the health insurance they need to thrive. That means that on Wednesday, November 1 those that need comprehensive health insurance coverage that begins on … Continued

Jenn Holcomb

Jenn Holcomb is a Manager of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at 1,000 Days. In this role, Jenn supports the organization’s domestic health and nutrition advocacy efforts to advance U.S. policy during the critical 1,000 Day window. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Jenn served as a Legislative Director for Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) where she managed … Continued

Congress: 9 Million Children Are Counting On You To Extend CHIP

Today, we call on Congress to maintain its commitment to existing public health programs who’s funding expired on September 30 – Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Maternal, Infant, and Child Home Visitation (MICHV). Together, these programs ensure children, pregnant women, and their families can access the health services and … Continued