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Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Nutrition – The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity
June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:
Watch Our Live Webcast or Join Us in Person
CDC Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia
June 18, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
One thousand days refers to the period from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday, when optimal nutrition is critical for brain development, healthy growth, and setting children on a trajectory for lifelong health. Unfortunately, in the US, only a third of women gain the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy and about 16% of pregnant women have iron deficiency. Almost 1 in 5 babies are never breastfed. Among 1 year olds, fewer than half have eaten a vegetable, and 1 in 3 consume a sugary drink on a given day.