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‘1,000 Days’ Engages Individuals With Online ‘March For Nutrition’ Campaign

The Guardian: March for Nutrition
1,000 Days Campaign

“… Researchers have identified the first 1,000 days of a child’s life — from a woman’s pregnancy through a child’s 2nd birthday — as a critical window of time that sets the stage for a person’s intellectual development and lifelong health. We now know that by focusing on improving nutrition during the 1,000-day window, millions of lives can be saved every year and a country’s GDP can be boosted by as much as 11 percent annually. Yet despite all the evidence and the growing momentum within the global nutrition community in recent years, the foundational role of early nutrition is just beginning to break through. The reality is that the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger will not be possible without attention to the foundation of human development — nutrition. For this reason, 1,000 Days is leading an online March for Nutrition to engage individuals and partners — both within the global health community and beyond — on the critical importance of good nutrition…” (3/26).