Statement from Lucy Sullivan on the U.S. Opposition to the World Health Assembly Breastfeeding Resolution

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2018 – Well before the New York Times article, “U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials” broke, 1,000 Days reported on and exposed the Trump Administration’s aggressive tactics to silence support for the breastfeeding resolution at the World Health Assembly. In this case, despite the U.S. delegation’s efforts, public health … Continued

A Year at 1,000 Days

Before I joined 1,000 Days, I already knew that this was a team I wanted to be a part of. I wanted to continue to work on nutrition and what better place than at 1,000 Days, an organization led by women and dedicated to improving nutrition and ensuring women and children have the healthiest first … Continued

Senate Passes Bipartisan Farm Bill

1,000 Days commends the Senate for passing the Farm Bill – a balanced and bipartisan piece of legislation that helps secure the food and nutrition needs of millions of Americans, including families with young children. In particular, the Senate Farm Bill affirms the important role that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in addressing … Continued

Comprehensive Health Insurance Continues to be Undermined

On Tuesday the Trump Administration released a final rule that expands Association Health Plans—a health insurance product available to small businesses and other groups that is not required to provide comprehensive coverage. Association Health Plans can also charge people more for a wide variety of factors (including being a woman), and skirts critical consumer protections. … Continued

Millions Watch 1,000 Days’ Newest Videos For Parents

Good nutrition during a child’s earliest years sets the foundation for lifelong health. It provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. However, too many children in the U.S. are not eating a healthy diet. Fewer than half of all children between ages one and two eat a … Continued

Congress is Back in Session: Here’s What We’re Watching

As policymakers head back to Washington, DC this week for a 4-week stretch of work before the next Congressional recess, there are a number of items in front of them that would have an impact on the health and well-being of moms and babies. Below are some of the most pressing items we are watching … Continued

Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series 2018: 1,000 Days & Upswell

We are proud to announce the Global Breastfeeding Webinar Series, where 1,000 Days and Upswell experts will offer free training to breastfeeding advocates around the world on how to utilize social media to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the lead up to World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month (U.S.) in August. Save your … Continued

Nurturing Care Framework Provides Opportunity to Invest in Nutrition

Ensuring the health and potential of a child starts in pregnancy and continues throughout life. In fact, a child’s brain and body grow more rapidly in the 1,000-day window between pregnancy and age two than at any other point in human development. To take advantage of that window of opportunity, various “nurturing care” supports including … Continued

Statement on President Trump’s proposal to cut funding for CHIP

This week the White House proposed to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This directly contradicts a bipartisan bill passed by Congress and signed into law by the President just a few months ago that extended funding for CHIP. This abrupt about-face threatens the health insurance coverage for the more than … Continued

What foods should my baby avoid?

Before your baby turns 1, there are some foods you should avoid giving him or her. Some foods should be avoided because they could cause sickness or safety concerns, while other foods should be avoided because they are unhealthy. Foods to avoid include: Cow’s milk: Drinking cow’s milk before age 1 may put your baby … Continued