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The First 1,000 Days and Beyond

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This is a project about the science, the innovations, the economics and the politics of malnutrition...

Image courtesy of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. India, undated.
Image courtesy of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. India, undated.

Roger Thurow's interactive piece 'The First 1,000 Days and Beyond' follows the triumphs and tragedies of mothers and their children battling malnutrition from pregnancy to age 2 and beyond in this rare look at their journeys over nearly a decade.

From Guatemala to Uganda to India—mothers everywhere crave knowledge on nutrition and health to give their children a better chance in life. They want hope in a world where malnutrition and stunting rob more than 1 in 5 children under the age of 5 of the opportunity to fulfill their human potential.

The solution begins in the first 1,000 days of life—from the beginning of pregnancy to the second birthday of a child. This feature shares stories from those first days, as mothers participate in The 1,000 Days movement, an international initiative focused on providing proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of children's lives. This inspiring, sometimes painful piece, concludes with a call to action, providing readers with information on how to get informed, get involved, and get going.

To explore the interactive piece, click here.

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