Roger Thurow will read from The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children—And the World. The 1,000 Days movement, a response to recent, devastating food crises and new research on the economic and social costs of childhood hunger, is focused on providing proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of children’s lives— days which can profoundly influence an individual’s ability to grow, learn, and work and can thus determine a society’s long-term health and prosperity.
The First 1,000 Days takes us into the lives of families on the forefront of the movement to illuminate the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition. It charts both the progress of this global effort and the challenges it faces: economic injustice, disease, lack of education, misogyny, and corruption.
Roger Thurow is a Senior Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy. He was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for 30 years. He is co-author of Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, and The Last Hunger Season. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award.