Taking a Closer Look: Breastfeeding in Nigeria

As global health and breastfeeding advocates, we are well versed on the barriers to breastfeeding that women face worldwide and the impact this has on both maternal and child health outcomes. But it was during my recent trip to Nigeria for our Breastfeeding and Social Media Workshop that I had the opportunity to observe first-hand … Continued

Farm Bill Statement

On Monday evening, the Farm Bill Conference Committee finished their report reconciling the different bills put forward by the House and Senate earlier this year. 1,000 Days commends the Committee on a balanced and bipartisan compromise authorizing a number of U.S agricultural, conservation, rural development, and nutrition assistance programs for the next 5 years. Notably, … Continued

Global Nutrition Report Illuminates Need for More Resources for Nutrition

This year’s Global Nutrition Report (GNR) highlights that the opportunity to end malnutrition has never been greater. Progress is being observed and where it is not, there is more granular and nuanced data available to understand the challenges facing communities plagued by malnutrition. Still, global progress is not overshadowing the struggle against malnutrition happening within … Continued

Carol Dreibelbis

Carol Dreibelbis is a U.S. Policy and Research Analyst at 1,000 Days. Carol supports the organization’s advocacy strategy related to domestic food policy, health policy, and caregiving. Previously, Carol was a Nutrition Consultant and Project Coordinator serving the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. In this role, she led evidence review … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Breastfeeding and HIV

Globally, over 36 million people are living with HIV and almost 2 million of these cases are children under the age of 15. Although far too many people are living with HIV globally, there has been remarkable progress in reducing new infections – particularly in preventing mother-to-child transmission. Between 2010 and 2017, the number of … Continued

Open Enrollment, Available NOW!

Healthcare.gov is open for business starting on November 1 Beginning November 1, you can purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov) during open enrollment. Best of all, significant financial help is still available based on income and family size. But open enrollment is only a short period of time – November 1 through … Continued

Trump Administration “Public Charge” proposal could have disastrous consequences for mothers and babies in the U.S.

1,000 Days calls on the Trump Administration to shelve its proposed public charge rule – a proposal that will cause millions of immigrant women and children to forgo the critical medical, nutrition and housing programs they need to keep their families healthy and safe. Read 1,000 Days’ Public Comment in opposition to the proposed rule … Continued

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

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