Proper Nutrition in the First 1000 Days of Life is Crucial

Infant and maternal mortality rates in the United States are some of the highest among wealthy countries, with large racial and ethnic disparities. In order to develop a unifying plan for proper policies, and systems to improve the nutritional security and well-being of vulnerable families, the FHI Solutions – a nonprofit organization aiming to improve nutritional outcomes on a global scale – has created the “1,000 Days” Initiative.

The new initiative is based on the assumption that the 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday are crucial and set the foundations for the rest of an individual’s life, and aims to provide support for improving maternal health and optimal growth and development for children. Read more…

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