Eating To Support Baby’s Brain Development

Brain development begins with the anatomical formation of the brain and spine, and proceeds with “traffic flow,” or the establishment of the nervous system. While it may not seem obvious, this proper brain development and growth depends largely on nutrition. Proper nutrition during pregnancy helps ensure your baby will develop normally inside and outside of the … Continued

Eating To Support Baby’s Brain Development

Brain development begins with the anatomical formation of the brain and spine, and proceeds with “traffic flow,” or the establishment of the nervous system. While it may not seem obvious, this proper brain development and growth depends largely on nutrition. Proper nutrition during pregnancy helps ensure your baby will develop normally inside and outside of the … Continued

Confirmation

Thank you for pledging to support a healthy first 1,000 days for mothers and children everywhere. At 1,000 Days we’re passionate about ensuring that children everywhere have the nutrition they need for the strongest start to life.  We’re grateful that you are too. And while we know that three million children die each year and … Continued

Pledge

A world free from malnutrition is a world worth fighting for. Join us. From Kentucky to Kenya and everywhere in between, too many children start life at a huge disadvantage.  Their young brains don’t develop properly and their future health is compromised because of a lack of good nutrition early in life.  But poor nutrition … Continued

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Team

We fight for a healthy first 1,000 days for mothers and children everywhere

Our Partners

Our partners are committed to realizing a healthy first 1,000 days for women and children in the U.S. and throughout the world. Contact Us Program Partners Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine ACDI/VOCA ACTION Action Against Hunger ActionAid USA Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) African Medical and Research Foundation USA Africare Agency for Technical Cooperation and … Continued

Our Story

Since day one, we’ve been fighting to give mothers and children a healthy first 1,000 days. 1,000 Days was born in 2010 in response to ground-breaking scientific evidence that identified a powerful window of opportunity from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s 2nd birthday when nutrition has a long-term impact on the future health and … Continued

Toddler

Nourish their potential. As they transition from babies to toddlers, children experience an incredible amount of growth and development, with major leaps in language abilities and motor skills. By age 2, children have reached about half of their adult height and their brains are 80% of the size of adult brains! Toddlers need good nutrition … Continued

Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy builds the foundation for a child's lifelong health. During pregnancy, babies are entirely dependent on their mothers for the nutrition they need to help their bodies grow and develop properly. How important is mom’s nutrition during pregnancy? For starters, it fuels the development of a baby’s rapidly growing brain so by the … Continued