CDC Guest Post: Journal Series To Spotlight Importance of Early Nutrition for Health

Guest Blog Post from Dr. Ruth Petersen, Director of CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity  Good nutrition is essential in keeping current and future generations of Americans healthy across the lifespan. Good nutrition is especially important during the 1,000 days from a woman’s pregnancy through the child’s second birthday. During this time, optimal nutrition is critical … Continued

The Nutrition Year of Action in Review: 5 Things that Give Us Hope

It’s easy to be pessimistic about the current state of global nutrition. Malnutrition still kills more kids in an average year than the population of Chicago, and leaves millions more with permanently stunted brain development and life-long health problems. COVID-related disruptions to food and health systems have exacerbated these numbers, with experts predicting that by … Continued

Community Statement on Administrator Samantha Power’s Remarks at the Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7th, 2021

As organizations committed to ending hunger and improving global health, we echo the Biden Administration’s belief that “By investing in nutrition programs, applying the evidence of what works, and adapting quickly, we can prevent child malnutrition even in the time of COVID, and we can build a healthier world for everyone.” We commend the U.S. … Continued

5 Actions Governments Can Take to Help Children Suffering from Wasting

Every 11 seconds, a child dies from malnutrition. Over the course of a year, that means that more kids die from malnutrition than the population of Chicago. The COVID-19 pandemic is making these numbers worse. Wasting is the most deadly form of malnutrition, and experts estimate that pandemic-related disruptions are going to create 13.6 million additional … Continued

5 Things to Know About the New AJPH Call for Papers

The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with 1,000 Days, intends to publish a special issue exploring the importance of the 1,000-day window from pregnancy to age 2 for maternal and child nutrition and health in the United States.  Scheduled for publication in early November 2022, the supplement will highlight how policies, systems, … Continued

1,000 Days Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

On behalf of 1,000 Days, I would like to applaud today’s House passage of the Build Back Better Act, which brings us one step closer to a healthier future for families in the 1,000-day window everywhere. This historic bill is a once in a generation investment in children and families, including transformational initiatives to advance … Continued

Letter to the U.S. Senate to Pass the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act

The Honorable Bob Menendez Senate Committee on Foreign Relations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Jim Risch Senate Committee on Foreign Relations U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Menendez, … Continued

Letter to the House of Representatives to Pass the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Steny Hoyer Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James Clyburn Majority Whip U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Steve Scalise … Continued

Nutrition for Growth Communication Toolkit

To celebrate the leadership of the Government of Japan as hosts of the Tokyo 2021 Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, stakeholders across governments, donors, civil society, the UN, and business are joining together with a united voice to raise awareness on the urgency for recommitments on nutrition at N4G. The following toolkit arms those working … Continued