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

U.S. Policy and Research Analyst

1,000 Days is seeking applicants for a U.S. Policy and Research Analyst to support 1,000 Days’ U.S. advocacy efforts. Working at 1,000 Days will provide exposure across a range of issues, as this position will work across 1,000 Days’ key policy priorities, from federal nutrition assistance programs to quality, affordable health care, to paid family … 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

When It Comes to Paid Leave, the Details Matter

Yesterday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) released a new paid leave proposal to provide new parents the time they desperately need to care for themselves and their newborns. While the bill – titled the Economic Security for New Parents Act – sounds good, it is flawed for several reasons: The Rubio … Continued

August is Breastfeeding Month

Today marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) AND National Breastfeeding Month. All month long, people around the world are celebrating the amazing benefits of breastfeeding, while continuing the fight to ensure women have the support they need to breastfeed. Join us and pledge your support for women to breastfeed anytime, anywhere. The … Continued

ICYMI: Breastfeeding in the News

Over the last week, breastfeeding has become a front-page issue. On Sunday, July 8 the New York Times published a story about the U.S. Government’s opposition to a World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution to encourage breastfeeding. This story sparked unprecedented media interest and a public outcry against the efforts of both the U.S. delegation and the … Continued