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Public Health Grand Rounds: “Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition — The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity”

Watch Public Health Grand Rounds Live on June 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Please join us for the June session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition — The Thousand Day Window of Opportunityon Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents:

“Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition — The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

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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 U.S., only a third of women gain the appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy and about 16 percent 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.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will explore how a woman’s nutrition during this time can impact both her own health and her child’s health, identify strategies that support women to breastfeed, and provide recommendations regarding an infant’s transition to the family diet.  Together these factors have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn, and thrive.

Our sessions are open to the public:

A live webcast will be available on our website. Open captions are provided. The link will be live five minutes before the presentation. Sessions are posted 3-4 days after each presentation to the On Demand page of our website.