A Snapshot of The First 1,000 Days in America

The problem of poor nutrition has dire consequences for women, infants and children in the U.S. When examining how young children and their families are faring when it comes to nutrition, the statistics paint a troubling picture. As part of its report on the nutritional health of America’s women and young children – The First … Continued

The 10 Building Blocks of Nutrition

The science is clear about what children need during the first 1,000 days in order to grow, learn and thrive. Based on a literature review of existing scientific evidence, along with recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other leading experts, 1,000 Days identified a set of 10 … Continued

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

Doesn’t every child deserve a fair start?

On August 5th, the Rio Olympics brought the world together. Nutrition leaders used the occasion to celebrate gains made against malnutrition and gear up for another round of action. Each year, malnutrition claims the lives of almost 3 million children, robs over 2 billion people of their health and wellbeing, and costs the global economy … Continued

New Research Sheds Light on Breaking Cycle of Malnutrition

Launched in cities around the world, The 2016 Global Nutrition Report underscores that malnutrition is a truly global problem affecting 1 in 3 people worldwide. The report examines how countries around the world are doing in reducing this number, and puts forward several recommendations to spur progress. “We now live in a world where being … Continued

Momentum for Global Nutrition Building in Wake Of Athlete Letter

In April, over 100 athletes sent a letter to President Obama urging global action on malnutrition. Since then, thousands of American citizens have signed on to a petition urging world leaders to make this August the start of the race to end malnutrition. Read the full letter from the athletes below.   Dear President Obama: … Continued

U.S. Government Has Chance to Show Support for Breastfeeding

This week world leaders have the opportunity to vote on a very important resolution for the health and well-being of mothers and babies at the World Health Assembly. The WHO Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children provides critical guidance for countries to protect and promote breastfeeding. Around the world … Continued

We’re Igniting a Movement to Give All Kids a #FAIRSTART

With the lighting of the Olympic torch today, we’re igniting a different kind of movement. We’re teaming up with athletes and partners – including Athletes for Hope, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others – to shine a light on the issue of malnutrition around the world. More than 100 Olympic athletes – … Continued

World Leaders Make the Case for Investing in Nutrition

On April 17, global development leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to lay out the research from a new groundbreaking study that gives policymakers and advocates a roadmap for how the world can accelerate progress against malnutrition. Bill Gates – co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – delivered the event’s keynote address, highlighting the … Continued

Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

Malnutrition kills millions of children every year and robs millions more of the opportunity to reach their full potential. This global crisis requires global action in order to give every child a fair start to life. In 2012, world leaders committed to reaching six global nutrition targets by 2025. Yet, reaching these targets in the … Continued