Statement on the Reintroduction of the FAMILY Act

In the United States, too many parents are forced to choose between the jobs they need and the families they love. Without guaranteed paid time off from work, 1 in 4 women return to work just 10 days after giving birth and 40% of women do not reach their breastfeeding goals. Yet evidence shows that … Continued

Why I’m Marching in the Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: On Saturday I marched in the Women’s March on Washington with my little girl. I also marched alongside an elderly woman using a walker. And with a father pushing a stroller. And with a group of teenagers from Virginia and a woman and her mother from New York (whose own 9-month old was back home). … Continued

Sara Grote Cerrell

Sara Cerrell is the founder of Global Change Network (GCN), a social issues consulting practice. She brings two decades of political, private sector and nonprofit experience to her clients. Before founding GCN in 2008, she was Vice President at DDB Issues & Advocacy, a social sector practice that was part of DDB Worldwide. Sara’s work … Continued

Bob Kissane

Robert Kissane is Chairman of CCS Fundraising, a leading fundraising consulting and management firm specializing in philanthropic development for nonprofit organizations worldwide. Bob has more than 35 years of experience directing major capital and endowment campaigns for public and private universities, hospitals and academic medical centers, museums and performing arts institutions, research and public policy … Continued

Executive Summary – The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future

The problem of poor nutrition is pervasive throughout the U.S. Too many American women and young children suffer from high rates of obesity, food insecurity, unhealthy diets, and low rates of breastfeeding. In order to illuminate the challenge of malnutrition in the United States and galvanize a movement to ensure that every child has a … Continued

Reflecting on 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we at 1,000 Days are struck by the important work that has been accomplished – and how much is left to be done. Over the past year we have continued to fight for a healthier future for moms and babies here in the U.S. and around the world. We launched new … Continued

The Health of Moms and Babies Should Not Be Left To Luck

Through my work at 1,000 Days, I have had the opportunity to listen to countless stories from new moms across the country struggling with little or no paid time off. Women like Samantha whose son was born three months premature and – after spending what maternity leave she did have at the NICU – was … Continued

Statement on the election of Donald J. Trump

At 1,000 Days, we believe that America’s greatness depends on the health and well-being of young children and their families—here at home and throughout the world. We know that how well a child is nourished and cared for in his or her first 1,000 days has a profound impact on his or her ability to … Continued

FDA Takes Steps Against Misleading Infant Formula Marketing

More than 1,250 Americans joined 1,000 Days in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) effort to protect families from misleading infant formula marketing. For the first time ever, the FDA is considering to ask infant formula manufacturers to substantiate claims they make on product labels and marketing materials. They want to encourage … Continued

10 Wins for the Next 1,000 Days

The quality of a child’s nutrition is shaped not only by decisions made by his parents, but also by broader social and economic factors. As part of its report on the nutritional health of America’s women and young children – The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future – 1,000 Days identified a set of “wins”—areas … Continued