Nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday set the foundation for all the days that follow. Good maternal nutrition improves nutrition outcomes throughout a child’s life, increasing their cognition and overall development as well as and life-long resistance to non-communicable disease.
Maternal nutrition interventions have been linked to significant increases in GDP, while micro-nutrient interventions have been shown to have a rate of return of up to 1.16 for every dollar invested.
For more information, email:
Deborah Ash, Project Director