Good nutrition matters most in the first 1,000 days from a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday. During this “window of opportunity” good nutrition gives children the right start to grow up healthy with proper physical growth and brain development, helping children reach their full potential. And unfortunately, the impact of poor nutrition during the first 1,000 days is irreversible…we cannot treat the damage that has been done to physical and cognitive development.
Good news! There are sustainable, low-cost solutions that can dramatically improve a child’s chances of surviving and living a healthy, prosperous life. And they are affordable. They include
Ensuring better nutrition for today’s mothers and children will help fortify the future for the next generation as they grow up healthier and stronger.
In September 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a community of global leaders launched the 1,000 Days partnership. The partnership brings together governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to promote targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 day window. Learn more.
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