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#March4Nutrition: Why Nutrition Is Still a Challenge

Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy R. Beaudreault, PhD

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics commenced National Nutrition Month in 1980 to increase awareness on the importance of food choices. The #March4Nutrition campaign, started by 1,000 Days, focuses on the critical phase of development from conception to 2 years of age.

1,000 Days

Ed Gragert | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

For me, the most important significance of the number 1000 is the number of days in the period from the outset of a woman's pregnancy until her child's second birthday--a period that in large part shapes the future health, education and welfare of the child.

The Nutrition for Growth Summit One Year Later: Big Plans Require Bigger Investment in Local Capacity

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

If we fail to start making more meaningful investment in this kind of capacity development now, we may well find ourselves still struggling with inadequate health systems and limited human resource capacity not only come 2020, but 20 years down the road and beyond.

The 1000 Day Investment for Our Future

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Ambassador Tony Hall

We had a fantastic panel with representatives from 1000 Days, No Kid Hungry, and the Bread for the World Institute, who discussed the topic from both a national and international standpoint, and the crucial steps we need to take to address it.

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

1,000 Days to Change the World

Rick Leach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Rick Leach

In the life of a child, nutrition during the first 1,000 days -- from a mother's pregnancy to the child's second birthday -- can mean the difference between a promising future or one plagued by poor health and stunted growth.

1,000 Words on the Next 1,000 Days

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Jasmine Whitbread

On April 5, 2013 it will have been 4,594 days since 189 nations made a commitment to deliver the eight Millennium Development Goals, and marks 1,000 days left to make them happen.

The Real Breastfeeding Scandal

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.19.2013 | Parents
Carolyn S. Miles

Are we supporting moms enough? In too many places, the answer is no. As moms, we all want the best for our children -- but any of us can tell you we cannot do it alone, especially right after birth.

2013: The Beginning Of The End Of Hunger

Tom Arnold | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Tom Arnold

The IF campaign focuses on four "ifs" that could free millions from the cycle of hunger and food insecurity... if we can make them a reality.

The Anti-Hunger Games

Lucy Martinez Sullivan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Lucy Martinez Sullivan

As the London Olympics closed, a new race began -- the race to tackle malnutrition. It is a race we must win.

The Health of a Nation and the Height of its Mothers

Kari Stoever | Posted 07.08.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

Across the globe, whether you live in Africa or the United States, the attained height of its mothers can foretell the economic trend for that country.

Powered By Sail

Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad | Posted 05.31.2011 | Travel
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad

Perched like an ocean bird on the bow of my schooner sailing on the wild seas, I ponder the wonder of life. I feel like an ancient and timeless spirit...

Survivalists on the Water

Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad

Today we organized and shifted our inventory of food under the floor in the cargo hold. It made us wonder about people the world over who practice survivalist food strategies.

Stocking Up on Firewood

Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad

It is freezing cold on the winter river in New York! As long as we have wood for our fireplace we are okay. We have been fairly conservative with the ...

This Thanksgiving Think About What Your Turkey Ate

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

obesogenic' meaning people eat too much, they are largely empty calories and they spend too much time sitting around. This trifecta is having a direc...