Why the first 1000 days are crucial for children all over the world

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From the start of pregnancy through to a child’s second birthday, the clock is ticking on a crucial window of opportunity: the first 1,000 days.

We now know wellbeing, nutrition and care in this period of life, more than any other, has a profound impact on a future adult, their eventual children – and even wider society.

“Not a year goes by where we don’t learn more and more about the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life,” says Australian Medical Association president, Michael Gannon.

Helia 1a“They are critical in setting up a human being for good health for the rest of their days.”

This window of opportunity exists for…

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