1,000 Days Submits Comments to USDA and HHS on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

For the first time ever, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidelines addressing the specific nutrition needs of babies aged 0 to 24 months. In response, 1,000 Days submitted comments emphasizing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six-months of a child’s life as well as recommendations for complementary foods and healthy drinks for toddlers. Our comments are based on specific, evidence-based research in the fields of neuroscience, biology, and early childhood development to provide powerful insights into how nutrition can shape future outcomes.

For the full comment letter, click here.