Pretty horrible. Now, let's talk about opportunity.
The 1000 Days Campaign is a call to action currently educating people on the enormous opportunity to turn the tide for children by focusing getting them proper nutrition in the first 1000 days of their lives. Of course, we want food all throughout our lives, but it turns out that the first 2-3 years of life are uniquely critical. From the 1,000 Days Campaign website:
"The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The right nutrition during this 1,000 day window can have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn, and rise out of poverty. It can also shape a society’s long-term health, stability and prosperity."Definitely go to their website for more information. Now, let's talk about action.
- Got 90 seconds? Click to take this quick email action now to ask your U.S. representative to cosponsor H.Res 254 The action has talking points and a sample letter to help you.
- Got 2 minutes? Follow up your email with a phone call to your rep's office with your request
- Got 5 minutes? Write a personal, handwritten, one page letter to your rep explaining why this issue is important to you and requesting him or her to cosponsor.