The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life—from pregnancy through age two—is a critical period when a young baby’s brain is developing rapidly. Proper nutrition during this time—for both the pregnant mother and then her young baby—can have a lasting impact on lifelong health and brain development.

1,000 Days’ new report, The First 1,000 Days: Nourishing America’s Future, examines the consequences of poor nutrition and how a proper diet can protect young children from health and developmental problems, and shows how mothers and babies are faring in the United States. The report also lays out a path forward by highlighting key actions that can improve the nutritional health of America’s youngest children.

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Authors: 1,000 Days

Geography: United States

Resource Type: Report