The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) released a special series about the importance of the first 1,000-day window, the time between pregnancy and a baby’s second birthday, as being most critical for brain development. During this period, good nutrition has the greatest influence on future health. The AJPH series identifies opportunities to improve health during this period by closing data gaps, enhancing promising programs, strengthening policies, and uniting around this critical period of growth.

Topics from the series include: