Healthy Early Nutrition – Healthy Future

Informing new parents, parents-to-be and midwives and empowering them to make well-informed decisions in terms of healthy early nutrition is important. With our campaign “Healthy Early Nutrition – Healthy Future” we focus on the different phases of an early nutrition: from pre-conception to feeding the baby in the first months of life and during baby-and toddlerhood until the age of 2 years. Because the first 1000 days matter – and a healthy early nutrition is the first step into a healthy future.

The period between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday is a unique window of opportunity to support child development and long-term health. This critical period of time has an enormous short- and long-term impact on the health and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, and young children, as well as on pregnant and breastfeeding women. Environmental factors and nutrition during this 1000 day-window can have positive effects on a baby’s growth, brain development, digestive tract, metabolism, and immune system. For this reason, a well-balanced diet with essential nutrients in optimal amounts before and during pregnancy as well as in the baby’s early life plays a crucial role in programming future health.

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Infographics:

Healthy during pre-conception
Healthy during pre-conception
Nutrition during pregnancy
Nutrition during pregnancy

Expert Quote Cards:

Mandy Daly, Dip. H Diet & Nutrition, INHA
Mandy Daly, Dip. H Diet & Nutrition, INHA
2021_03_25_DSM_HealthyEarlyNutrition_Mandy
Professor Hans van Goudoever
Professor Hans van Goudoever
Healthy Early Nutrition H van Goudoever

Further information

Download factsheet “Why the first 1000 days of life matter”

Download article “For the best start in life. The importance of the right fatty acids in infant nutrition products”

Healthy Early Nutrition – Healthy Future campaign was independently developed and is powered by EFCNI.

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