1,000 Days Conversation Starters

The first 1,000 days of a child's life, from the start of a woman’s pregnancy until the child’s second birthday, have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. Presbyterian Women, in partnership with Bread for the World and the 1,000 Days Movement, is working to raise awareness of the importance of maternal and child nutrition during this critical period. PW has pledged, through its partnership with Bread's Women of Faith for the 1,000 Days, to hold 1,000 conversations around the importance of child nutrition. These conversation starters will help you do your part. 

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  1. There is a lack of education in all classes as to the long-term detriments of poor nutrition in the beginning of a lifetime. This is a very hopeful project to impact our children and society. What is it that holds couples or mothers back from receiving help? I have tried to encourage young people, especially, to enroll with agencies designed to help with health and nutrition, and they do not. And our laws do not help when the father is on board to keep the fetus safe but the mother is not. How can we help the fathers?

    by Beth Nichols

    August 18, 2015