AJPH

The First 1,000 Days: A Window of Opportunity for a Brighter Future for Children

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Friday, September 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The infant and maternal mortality rates in the US are among the highest of any wealthy country, with glaring racial and ethnic disparities. There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families. As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022. The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.

Key Points: 
  • There is significant room to develop a unifying plan for the right policies and systems to improve nutritional security and well-being for vulnerable families.
  • As part of a special series, sponsored by 1,000 Days of FHI Solutions, that will appear in American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on October 26, 2022.
  • The full series will present the state of science, research needs, and a policy agenda for optimal maternal and child nutrition in the US.
  • Thus, this journal series brings together papers on these topics during pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and early childhood for the US population.