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First 1,000 Days

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow tells stories of mothers and babies worldwide to explore the effort to end childhood malnutrition. Thurow highlights the importance of proper nutrition during the 1,000 days in influencing an individual’s ability to grow, learn, and work, as well as the ways that it determines a society’s long-term health and prosperity. The book explores these themes through four families in Uganda, India, Guatemala, and the United States.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, May 2016