Thousand days


Woman holding baby with fall trees in the background

The SPRING project in Kyrgyzstan conducted this study in 2014 to gain a better understanding of the dietary practices of families with children under age two and what factors affect family...

Case Studies

baby eating

Prospera, formerly known as Progresa or Oportunidades, is a national conditional cash transfer program. EsIAN is a pilot program within Prospera that aims to strengthen Prospera’s health...

people learning from a teacher

Between 2005 and 2010, Food for the Hungry (FH) applied the Care Group (CG) model in Sofala, Mozambique, with the aim of reaching more than 1 million pregnant women and women with children...


iycf support group member and baby

SPRING and its partners catalyze national-level dialogue around nutrition and advocate for more funding and prioritization of the nutrition agenda.

A drawing of a counseling session

SPRING provides technical assistance to partners rolling out the Nigeria Community and Facility Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Package for its use in uniform training and information...


women talking

This video discusses the importance of taking rest during the third trimester of pregnancy. Taking rest during pregnancy is an important component of the first 1,000 days.

Keywords: Community media, Thousand days
Location: India
woman teaching other women about the first 1000 days

The video is about importance of the first 1,000 days which starts from pregnancy till 2 years after birth.

Keywords: Community media, Thousand days
Location: India


Resource Review Summaries

This book, which is free to download at the link below, examines the first 1,000 days and the impact of exposure to malnutrition, environmental enteropathies, and hormonal and other...

Drawing upon the combined analytical skills of agriculture and nutrition program staff, this tool supports a dialogue between agriculture specialists and nutrition specialists as they...

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...

This #AskAg Twitter Chat featured a conversation on linking agriculture and nutrition with USAID, the 1000 Days Initiative, and the SPRING Project. Experts from each organization provided...