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The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World

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Based on compelling new scientific and social science research on early childhood malnutrition, a new generation of activists have been inspired to re–think old approaches to ‘feeding the world.’ The new target in the assault on malnutrition: the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, starting from gestation. Proper nutrition during the 1,000 days can profoundly influence an
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by PublicAffairs
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Rikhia Chatterjee
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a dense book. It's got a lot of factual information and specific case studies which humanize the lasting affects of malnutrition. Malnutrition is a serious, pervasive, and ingrained issue within our global society.
Margaret
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got this book at a conference I attended last year. A great series of case studies on maternal-child nutrition written in a digestible, journalistic voice for non-technical types. It kills me that Chicago is one of the case studies in this book, but by including a US example in the global context, Thurow raises important domestic policy issues that affect early childhood nutrition.
Meepspeeps
May 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
"Wash your hands. Eat vegetables." The author says messages across the globe from health workers to mothers were "uniformly mundane...but they all moved in the same essential pattern: community by community, mother by mother." He makes two big barriers obvious, but doesn't offer much in the way of solutions: 1. providing knowledge and services via the government isn't particularly effective and 2. peeps are too poor to clean their wells in order to wash hands, and often cannot afford vegetables. ...more
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