Ending Malnutrition by 2030: A call to action to all government leaders

In September 2015, world leaders agreed to a historic goal: end malnutrition by 2030. In order to meet this target, governments around the globe must make nutrition a funding priority. The Call to Action to End Malnutrition—signed by more than 80 leading international organizations—urges leaders to increase investments to end malnutrition. Translations: French, Spanish and … Continued

Donate in Honor

Thank you for your donation to 1,000 Days! Now it’s time to tell your friend or loved one that you’ve donated in their honor! Click the share buttons and be sure to tag that special someone and add your own personal message.

The Impact of Poor Sanitation on Nutrition

The intersection between nutrition and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) continues to garner attention, however much work remains to be done. SHARE and UNICEF recently released a policy brief that summarizes the evidence the evidence for the impact of poor sanitation on nutritional outcomes and highlights the potential offered by greater integration of WASH within … Continued


This website contains imagery generously contributed by the following people and organizations: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The World Bank United States Agency for International Development (USAID) United Nations Ayeshah Ijaz Bettina Neuefeind Toshimasa Ishibashi Dominic Chavez Chhor Sokunthea Simone D. McCourtie Bread for the World Curt Carnemark Paola Caceres David J. Laporte UK … Continued

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Even the youngest children in the United States are at risk of becoming obese. In response, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reviewed factors related to overweight and obesity from birth to age five and develop this report which recommends actions that healthcare professionals, caregivers, and policymakers can take to prevent obesity in young children.

Nutrition and health in women, children, and adolescent girls

Published alongside the UN Secretary General’s second Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, this policy brief makes the case for strengthened focus on nutrition, with special attention to the first 1,000 days (from a woman’s pregnancy to the child’s second birthday), pregnant and lactating women, women of reproductive age, and adolescent girls. According … Continued

The 2013 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition

In a follow up to its 2008 series, The Lancet’s 2013 series on maternal and child nutrition revealed that improvements in nutrition remain “a massive unfinished agenda.” Perhaps the most startling new finding was the revelation that malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all child deaths each year—3 million children under age 5—and is … Continued

The 2008 Lancet Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition

In 2008, the British Medical journal The Lancet published a landmark series of papers which led to a seismic shift in how the world addresses maternal and child malnutrition. The 2008 Lancet Series provided the foundation of scientific evidence upon with 1,000 Days was created.

Wasting Infographic

In collaboration with WHO, 1,000 Days developed this infographic—one in a series of six—to highlight actions needed to achieve the global target on wasting.