The Window of Opportunity

The Window of Opportunity

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A child’s future is shaped within their first 1,000 days – the critical period between conception and age two. During this important period, maternal and child nutrition has a measurable, lasting impact on growth, brain development and overall health.

The impact of malnutrition during the first 1,000 days is largely irreversible, but malnutrition itself is largely preventable. With good nourishment in the earliest years of life, children have an opportunity to grow, learn, become productive adults and break the cycle of poverty.

CARE envisions a world where malnutrition has been substantially reduced and disparities in hunger have been eliminated. This vision is grounded in our core belief that all children have a right to the best possible start in life!

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