Strong Physical Health and Nutrition

Nutrition in the First 1000 Days: A Foundation for Brain Development and Learning

This brief from Think Babies national partner 1000 Days summarizes a body of research in the fields of neuroscience and early childhood development, showing how good nutrition in pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood play a critical role in supporting children’s learning and development.
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The Importance of the Federal Nutrition Programs for Infants and Toddlers

This newly released fact sheet from Think Babies national partner Food Research & Action Center provides a brief overview of the importance of early nutrition; briefly summarizes the harmful impacts of food insecurity on infants and young children; and highlights research demonstrating the effective role of the federal nutrition programs during early childhood in improving food and economic security, dietary intake, health, and development.
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