What We’re Watching in Congress – November 2019

With the end of the year swiftly approaching, Members of Congress have indicated they have quite a few priorities they hope to attend to before 2019 draws to a close. Here are a few things we are keeping our eyes on at 1,000 Days: An upcoming funding deadline Funding for the federal government is currently … Continued

WIC Matters During the First 1,000 Days

The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offers a unique window of opportunity to build healthier and more prosperous futures. This is when a child’s brain begins to grow and develop and the foundations for their lifelong health are built. Good nutrition plays a critical role in supporting the health … Continued

What We’re Watching in Congress – October 2019

Congress returns to Washington D.C. on October 15 following a two-week district work period. Below are a few things we are monitoring here at 1,000 Days: Access to Healthy Foods for Young Children Act Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently introduced the Access to Healthy Foods for Young Children Act (S. 2501), which strengthens the Child … Continued

Kathryn Stephens

Kathryn serves as the Interim Executive Director at 1000 Days. In this role, Kathryn will steward 1,000 Days as it continues to advance its ambitious policy and advocacy agenda on behalf of women and children everywhere. As an interim executive, Kathryn has partnered with more than a dozen organizations to manage the transition, lead the … Continued

Proposed Changes to SNAP Would Increase Food Insecurity

Once again, the Trump Administration is proposing to take away vital nutrition assistance from women, children and their families. Today, 1,000 Days submitted a comment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to withdraw newly proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These changes would make it more difficult for children … Continued

What We’re Watching in Congress

Members of Congress spent August in their states and districts, connecting with constituents and their communities. As they return to Washington for a busy month, here are several issues we will be keeping an eye on: Progress on FY2020 Federal Funding In July, Congressional leaders and the White House reached a top-line spending deal for … Continued

Toddler Formula: What Do I Need To Know?

There’s a new product on the shelves that looks a lot like infant formula, but it’s for toddlers. Sometimes they are called “toddler formulas” or “toddler milks.” Confusing, right? Well, here’s what you need to know: They are not needed for nutrition. While toddler formulas have some vitamins, they can have added sugars, which young … Continued

Healthy drinks as kids grow

As kids grow, they need different drinks in different amounts to help keep them healthy. Here’s what you need to know: 0-6 months: Babies need only breast milk or infant formula. 6-12 months: In addition to breast milk or infant formula, offer a small amount of drinking water once solid foods are introduced to help babies get … Continued

5 tips for healthy kids drinks

Just because it is a “kid’s drink” does not mean that it is actually healthy for kids. Here are 5 protips for healthy drinks for healthy kids: Kick out beverages with added sugars. Even low calorie sweeteners aren’t recommended for young kids. Look for juices labeled as 100% juice. And remember, a little juice can … Continued