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.