The Issues

An urgent opportunity: a healthy first 1,000 days for mothers and children everywhere. From India to Indiana, Kenya to Kentucky, mothers and children everywhere need good nutrition and nurturing care in the first 1,000 days in order to thrive. Yet too many women and children in the U.S. and throughout the world do not get … Continued

A call to action to end malnutrition by 2030

Last month, world leaders agreed to a historic goal: to end malnutrition in all its forms by the year 2030. Though ambitious, this target is achievable—but it’s going to take governments and people everywhere making nutrition a funding priority. More than 65 organizations throughout the world are calling on leaders to do just that. The … Continued

4 Tips for Supporting Working Moms and Pregnant Women

You’re preparing for motherhood and counting down the days until you meet your little one! And if you’re currently in the workforce, you’re probably considering if and when you’ll return to work after your babe arrives. We’re not going to mince words: taking care of a newborn while also working is no small task. It’s … Continued

4 Tips for Supporting Working Moms and Pregnant Women

You’re preparing for motherhood and counting down the days until you meet your little one! And if you’re currently in the workforce, you’re probably considering if and when you’ll return to work after your babe arrives. We’re not going to mince words: taking care of a newborn while also working is no small task. It’s … Continued

Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Your body is going through a beautiful transformation as it creates and sustains life. But sometimes these changes, especially weight gain, can cause anxiety. How much is too much weight gain? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the appropriate amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on what you weighed before pregnancy. If you … Continued

Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy Weight

Your body is going through a beautiful transformation as it creates and sustains life. But sometimes these changes, especially weight gain, can cause anxiety. How much is too much weight gain? According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the appropriate amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on what you weighed before pregnancy. If you … Continued

Lighting the torch to end malnutrition

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro just over a year away—along with the next Nutrition for Growth conference hosted by the Government of Brazil—1,000 Days hosted nutrition leaders and advocates on Capitol Hill earlier this year to “light the torch” for nutrition. The event featured Melinda Gates (co-chair of the Bill & … Continued

We Are What We Eat Holds True for Our Toddlers Too

By now it’s no surprise that what we eat affects our overall health. This truth is well-established, and year after year the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided us with guidance on food choices and physical activity to promote our health and prevent disease. Yet for all the focus on food pyramids and now … Continued

We Are What We Eat Holds True for Our Toddlers Too

By now it’s no surprise that what we eat affects our overall health. This truth is well-established, and year after year the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided us with guidance on food choices and physical activity to promote our health and prevent disease. Yet for all the focus on food pyramids and now … Continued