Roger Thurow Testifies: How The Effects of Famine Stretch Far Further Than Hunger

Roger Thurow, a friend of and champion for 1,000 Days, recently testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on the individual, societal and economic costs of malnutrition and famine. Watch the hearing or read his written testimony below. Thank you, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, … Continued

The Senate is Closing in on a Health Repeal Bill, Albeit Secretly

Earlier this year, all anyone in Washington could talk about was health care and the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As details of the House of Representative’s health care bill—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—became clear, people all over the country were talking about it and speaking out in strong opposition. … Continued

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1,000 Days is the leading nonprofit organization working to ensure a healthy first 1,000 days for women and children everywhere. Launched in response to ground-breaking scientific evidence that identified a powerful window of opportunity from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s 2nd birthday – when nutrition had a long-term impact on the future health and … Continued

Kristen Callaway Hoffman

Kristen serves as the Advocacy and Outreach Manager at 1,000 Days. In this role, she works to advance the organization’s global nutrition priorities by engaging and educating U.S. lawmakers, staff and other champions on the need for increased funding during the critical 1,000 day window. Previously, Kristen served as Strategic Director for U.S. Representative Tom … Continued

Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Harm Young Children and Families

At 1,000 Days, we believe that children are the foundation of a country’s greatness. When young children thrive, so do nations. It is why we are deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s proposal to slash funding for basic nutrition, health and anti-poverty programs that give children here in the U.S. and around the world a … Continued

Babies Health or Corporate Bottom Lines

Every day, a billion-dollar battle is waged for a baby’s first food. It takes place the world over, from maternity wards in Uganda to OBGYN offices in Manhattan, from corner stores in Detroit to market stalls in Thailand. And it is fueled by a handful of large and powerful multinational food and drug companies that … Continued

Statement on the Passage of the American Health Care Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—a dangerous and irresponsible piece of legislation that puts the health of moms and babies at risk. Under the AHCA, millions of hard-working families stand to lose the guaranteed health benefits that are critical to ensuring that their children get a strong start … Continued