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The First 1,000 Days: Listening to America’s Mothers

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When it comes to diet and feeding practices, existing research is limited on low-income families in the United States. Even where the data are clear, they are only one part of a much more important story: what women themselves have to say about their experiences with nutrition, feeding and diet during pregnancy and their children’s earliest years. For those reasons, 1,000 Days embarked on a qualitative research project with three key objectives: 1. To expand the body of research around the diets and feeding practices of low-income mothers and very young children; 2. To illuminate the barriers to good nutrition that women and young children face; and 3. To amplify the voices of moms so that their stories may be heard in their own words. 1,000 Days worked with two preeminent qualitative research organizations to interview 57 women from across the United States.

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Date Added
May 6, 2019

1000 Days (2017) The First 1,000 Days: Listening to America’s Mothers Report Available online: https://thousanddays.org/wp-content/uploads/The-First-1000-Days-Listening-to-Americas-Mothers.pdf