Joan Lombardi

Joan Lombardi Ph.D. is an international expert on child development and social policy. Currently, she serves as Senior Advisor to the Bernard van Leer Foundation on global child development strategies and to the Buffett Early Childhood Fund on national initiatives. She also directs Early Opportunities LLC, focusing on innovation, policy and philanthropy. Over the past … Continued

Gazing into the 1,000 Days Window

Most parents will agree that pregnancy and a child’s first two years of life can feel downright magical. It’s a time marked by love, joy and growth beyond compare. But even more than that, those first 1,000 days (9 months of pregnancy + two years) represent an unparalleled opportunity to set a foundation for life-long … Continued

Gazing into the 1,000 Days Window

Most parents will agree that pregnancy and a child’s first two years of life can feel downright magical. It’s a time marked by love, joy and growth beyond compare. But even more than that, those first 1,000 days (9 months of pregnancy + two years) represent an unparalleled opportunity to set a foundation for life-long … Continued

Introducing the Global Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative

Breastfeeding is a powerful life-saver.  It is also a critical to the long term health and well-being of both mother and child. Unfortunately, the majority of world’s mothers are not able to optimally breastfeed their children. In fact, just 38% of infants are exclusively breastfed in the first six months and suboptimal breastfeeding practices contribute … Continued

Mannik Sakayan

Mannik Sakayan is Director of Advocacy and Outreach at 1,000 Days. She has extensive experience working on both foreign and domestic policy issues on and off Capitol Hill. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Mannik served as Deputy Director of Government Relations at Bread for the World, where she led advocacy to end global and domestic … Continued

Lucy Martinez Sullivan

Lucy Martinez Sullivan is the Executive Director of Feed the Truth, a nonprofit organization seeking to advance truth, trust and transparency in the food system. Ms. Sullivan helped found 1,000 Days and was the organization’s first executive director. She also currently serves as the co-chair of the Global Nutrition Report, the world’s foremost publication on … Continued

Breastfeeding for the Best Start

Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby.  As you prepare to meet your little one and prepare for her first meal, it is important to know what to expect.  While babies are born to breastfeed, moms often need support to breastfeed successfully.  You should be willing to ask for help … Continued

Breastfeeding for the Best Start

Breastfeeding is one of the best gifts you can give your baby.  As you prepare to meet your little one and prepare for her first meal, it is important to know what to expect.  While babies are born to breastfeed, moms often need support to breastfeed successfully.  You should be willing to ask for help … Continued

Dupage County Partnership

Background DuPage County, located just west of Chicago, Illinois, is home to more than 900,000 people. Historically, DuPage County has been identified as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation as well as one of the healthiest ones according to the National County Health Rankings. Despite plentiful resources, the public health system in DuPage … Continued

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report shows progress is slow, but possible

The 2015 Global Nutrition Report – the only comprehensive report on all forms of malnutrition in all counties – was launched in New York City on September 22nd. Serving as a report card on the world’s nutrition, the report shows how much progress the world is making on reducing malnutrition, what governments need to do to … Continued