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The Biology of the First 1 000 Days

Author : Crystal D Karakochuk
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The first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is a critical period of growth and development. Exposures to dietary, environmental, hormonal, and other stressors during this window have been associated with an increased risk of poor health outcomes, some of which are irreversible. The book addresses this crucial interval of early life across biological disciplines, linking concepts related to all biological fields to outcomes during the first 1,000 days (e.g. fetal growth and pregnancy outcomes) and beyond (e.g. gut microbiome and cardiovascular disease later in life). The strength of this book lies in its cross-disciplinary nature.

The Biology of the First 1 000 Days

Author : Crystal D Karakochuk
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The first 1,000 days, from conception to two years of age, is a critical period of growth and development. Exposures to dietary, environmental, hormonal, and other stressors during this window have been associated with an increased risk of poor health outcomes, some of which are irreversible. The book addresses this crucial interval of early life across biological disciplines, linking concepts related to all biological fields to outcomes during the first 1,000 days (e.g. fetal growth and pregnancy outcomes) and beyond (e.g. gut microbiome and cardiovascular disease later in life). The strength of this book lies in its cross-disciplinary nature.

The First 1 000 Days

Author : Roger Thurow
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"Your child can achieve great things." A few years ago, pregnant women in four corners of the world heard those words and hoped they could be true. Among them were Esther Okwir in rural Uganda, where the infant mortality rate is among the highest in the world; Jessica Saldana, a high school student in a violence-scarred Chicago neighborhood; Shyamkali, the mother of four girls in a low-caste village in India; and Maria Estella, in Guatemala's western highlands, where most people are riddled with parasites and moms can rarely afford the fresh vegetables they farm. Greatness? It was an audacious thought, given their circumstances. But they had new cause to be hopeful: they were participating in an unprecedented international initiative designed to transform their lives, the lives of their children, and ultimately 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 and stunting, is focused on providing proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of children's lives, beginning with their mother's pregnancy. Proper nutrition during these days can profoundly influence an individual's ability to grow, learn, and work-and determine a society's long-term health and prosperity. In this inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking book, Roger Thurow takes us into the lives of families on the forefront of the movement to illuminate the science, economics, and politics of malnutrition, charting the exciting progress of this global effort and the formidable challenges it still faces: economic injustice, disease, lack of education and sanitation, misogyny, and corruption.

The First 1000 Days of Early Childhood

Author : Mikhail Gradovski
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This book provides a philosophical, socio-political and theoretical understanding of the notion of Becoming in the context of the related concepts, and in contemplation of the notion of Being. Deriving from different traditions from various countries, these concepts act as windows on contemporary early years settings and communities around the world where adults map out infant becomings. This book is a valuable resource for early childhood educators, students, professionals, researchers, and policy makers around the globe who seek to understand the locatedness of infant becomings in space and time.

Hidden Hunger

Author : H.K. Biesalski
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Malnutrition caused by deficiencies of vitamins and minerals - also called hidden hunger - impairs both the intellectual and physical development of a child. Due to the absence of clinical symptoms and assessments, no intervention can be staged. The tragedy is that this, in turn, decreases the child’s chance to escape from poverty. This book looks at malnutrition in high-income countries, the nutrition transition and nutritional deficiencies in low-income countries, consequences of hidden hunger, and interventions to improve nutrition security. Written by leading experts in the field, it clearly stresses that national governments and international organizations must make malnutrition one of their top priorities in order to provide children with optimal conditions for a healthy future.

The First 1000 Days in the Nordic Countries Psychosocial Interventions and Psychological Tests A Review of the Evidence

Author : Breivik, Kyrre
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Available online: https://pub.norden.org/nord2021-037/ The report provides an overview and short systematic review of the psychosocial interventions and psychological tests used in the Nordic countries during the first 1000 days of a child’s life, i.e. from the prenatal period until two years of age. A total of 63 interventions and 33 tests were reviewed. Findings reveal that, although a large number of interventions and tests are available for the target groups in the Nordic countries, evidence regarding their effectiveness or psychometric properties is often lacking or insufficient. Thus, it is important that research efforts be enhanced in the Nordic region to strengthen the evidence-base of the interventions and instruments that practitioners rely upon in order to assess and support mental wellbeing for Nordic children and families during this critical period in their lives.

The First 1000 Days

Author : Nikki McClure
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Nikki McClure's beautifully detailed illustrations divide this lovely baby journal into sections celebrating the first 1,000 days of life, from the story of birth to jumping into her first mud puddle. Modeled after the journal the author started when her son was born, the sections focus on recording a child's interaction with the natural world, including baby's first tree, moon, and garden.

My First 1000 Days

Author : Jacquie Bay
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"The scientific story presented in this booklet is that of Professor David Barker, and his team at the University of Southampton. The story introduces the concept of DOHaD, and can be used with young people from 11 to 14 years and upwards. It is a story from which exploration of many aspects of DOHaD evidence can be developed"--Introduction for teachers.

Maternal and Child Nutrition

Author : Jatinder Bhatia
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How to prevent and manage low birth weight Growth and nutrition during the fetal period and the first 24 months after birth are important determinants of development in early childhood. Optimal nutrition and health care of both the mother and infant during these first 1000 days of an infant's life are closely linked to growth, learning potential and neurodevelopment, in turn affecting long-term outcomes. Children with low birth weight do not only include premature babies, but also those with intrauterine growth restrictions who consequently have a very high risk of developing metabolic syndrome in the future. Epidemiology, epigenetic programming, the correct nutrition strategy and monitoring of outcomes are thus looked at carefully in this book. More specifically, two important nutritional issues are dealt with in depth: The first being the prevention of low birth weight, starting with the health of adolescent girls, through the pre-pregnancy and pregnancy stages and ending with lactation. The second point of focus concerns the nutritional follow-up and feeding opportunities in relation to dietary requirements of children with low birth weight.

First 1000 Days of Startup

Author : Sunil Kumar Pathak
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Don't you think it would have been great if someone whom you trust could be with you from the very first day of your entrepreneurial journey? Finance is regarded as the lifeblood of business, and believe me, with every passing milestone of your business, you will realize this fact even better. This book shall prove to be a long-term knowledge partner in your growth trajectory. Small and medium businesses (SMEs) always face difficulties, at least, in the initial one to three years to have a full-time finance resource to bounce off your idea, process and vision. This book will always be there as your financial advisor as and when you need it most.

Itasca Project First 1 000 Days Report

Author : Itasca Project
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"In October 2019, the Itasca Project convened a small task force of members to better understand the latest science of brain development during the first 1,000 days. As part of this effort, we investigated the challenges the families with young children face during this critical period, particularly our most vulnerable families. The aim of this resulting report is to help increase awareness of the critical and lifelong impact of the first 1,000 days to a child's future given our vested interest in their success."--March 2021 news release.

Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days

Author : Mary L. Nolan
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As research in neuroscience increasingly points to the unparalleled influence of the first 1000 days of life from conception to two years of age in determining the baby's life trajectory, the need for high-quality early parenting education delivered by knowledgeable and dedicated professionals becomes ever more apparent. This book describes the global aims of early parenting education. It identifies the key areas that research suggests are important: building a relationship with the unborn and newborn baby; preparing for labour and birth; supporting parents' mental health; protecting the couple relationship across the transition to parenthood; and education for special groups such as same-sex couples, women with fear of birth, prisoners, military wives and parents from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. All practitioners providing early parenting programmes - midwives, health visitors, family link workers, children's centre staff and voluntary sector teachers - will gain new ideas for their practice in this book. Students taking midwifery and early childhood courses will find much to support their studies. Ultimately, the book provides inspiration for all those who are committed to the role of parenting education in reducing social inequalities.

The First 1000 Days in the Nordic Countries A Situation Analysis

Author : Daníelsdóttir, Sigrún
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Available online: https://pub.norden.org/nord2020-051/ The First 1000 Days in the Nordic Countries is a Nordic collaborative project, launched as part of the 2019 Icelandic Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, with the aim to support healthy emotional development and good mental health during the first 1000 days of life (from conception to the age of two). The first phase involved a situation analysis in which extensive data was gathered from across the Nordic countries about practices to support wellbeing and identify early risk factors in prenatal care, infant and child healthcare and early childhood education and care. The results are presented in this report with detailed country profiles and a comparison across countries. Significant strengths and challenges are identified when it comes to supporting young children's wellbeing within the Nordic region and examples of good practice from each participating country are offered.

1 000 Days in Shanghai

Author : Martin Posth
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Posth arrived in China with a vision. He navigated a steep learning curve, achieved his goals and now shares an insightful, first-hand account of an intriguing journey that included bumps and highlights. 1,000 Days in Shanghai is a breathtaking manual for anyone contemplating a business career in the increasingly vibrant arena of today's China. It is also a personal account, done with great sensitivity, revealing between the lines a deep respect for the spirit that propels China's social and industrial revolution today. —Hans Michael Jebsen, Chairman, Jebsen and Co., Ltd. To really understand China's economic development, one needs to look at the history of individual projects. This applies in particular to those who are considering a venture on site. This book by Martin Posth is a unique document on the subject: evidence of profound knowledge, didactically sound, with comprehensible conclusions--simply readable! —Prof. Heinrich v. Pierer, Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Former Chairman of the German Asian-Pacific Business Commission, Co-Chairman of the German-Chinese Dialog Forum This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to work in or via China. The personal experiences of a pioneering manager can also help management to see the transformation of China in a new light. Anybody wanting to be successful in China should heed the practical lessons that Martin Posth draws. —Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Otto-Wolff-Director, Research Institute, Executive Officer, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) In establishing the Volkswagen works in Shanghai at the beginning of Deng Xiaoping's reform era, Martin Posth made a breach in the wall behind which the People's Republic of China had dug its trenches up until then. His experiences are useful for anyone wanting to work the Chinese market with any degree of success. The fascinating reading that his report makes, and heeding his lessons, can help any entrepreneur to avoid costly mistakes. —Dr. Theo Sommer, DIE ZEIT, Editor-at-Large For the Chinese, this book by Martin Posth is a historic document on the Open Door Policy for foreign investors. It is a must-read. —Prof. Xu Kuangdi, Mayor of Shanghai 1995-2001; Chairman, China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE); Co-Chairman of the German-Chinese Dialog Forum

Mindful Parenting The First 1 000 Days

Author : Suchitra Shenoy
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'What do I do?' - every first-time parent's constant question - is a pressing one nowadays. But no book on parenting can be definitive or cover the ground exhaustively. All it can do is share stories and hope to offer lessons through common experiences. Suchitra Shenoy has much to share from all that she found helpful in her own 1,000 days - from pregnancy to when her newborn turned two - in Mindful Parenting. It draws on her experience and personal research to answer some common questions: What should you know during your pregnancy? What are the signs of hunger in an infant? What are the ideal positions for breastfeeding? And that most desperate of all: can my newborn recognize me? As any new parent will testify, the first 1,000 days are filled with aching backs, sleepless nights and stinky diapers, but they are also blessed with giggles, unbounded love and the joy of giving. Mindful Parenting will help you embrace it for what it is.

The First 1000 Days of Early Childhood

Author : Mikhail Gradovski
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This book provides a philosophical, socio-political and theoretical understanding of the notion of Becoming in the context of the related concepts, and in contemplation of the notion of Being. Deriving from different traditions from various countries, these concepts act as windows on contemporary early years settings and communities around the world where adults map out infant becomings. This book is a valuable resource for early childhood educators, students, professionals, researchers, and policy makers around the globe who seek to understand the locatedness of infant becomings in space and time.

The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook For Baby Toddler

Author : Shazi Visram
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Give your baby and toddler the best start in life by feeding them nutrient-rich superfoods in easy-to-prepare recipes created by Shazi Visram - the founder and CEO of Happy Family Organics, one of the fastest-growing organic food companies in the US - and Cricket Azima, founder and CEO of The Creative Kitchen and celebrated chef. With more than 70 easy-to-prepare recipes made with all-natural ingredients, The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook offers a fresh, nutritious, and accessible approach—and Shazi’s enlightened nutrition philosophy—to feeding children from 4 months to 3 years. Recipes for babies (4–12 months)—From single to multi-ingredient vegetable and fruit purees, including Happy Family’s best-selling spinach, mango & pear recipe, to recipes with quinoa, chia, and kale —Shazi’s and Cricket’s superfood recipes will nourish and please every kind of baby. Recipes for toddlers (1–3 years)—Meals include avocado & chicken whole wheat pizza; 3 bean farro risotto; and baked salmon with peas & rice balls; toddlers will love tasty snacks like strawberry-beet pudding with coconut milk and chia; avocado, melon & mint smoothies; banana, chocolate chip & quinoa muffins; and grilled nut-butter sandwiches with smashed berries.

Women in Parliament

Author : Fiona Mactaggart
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Control of Iron Deficiency in the First 1000 Days in Life Prevention of Impaired Child Development

Author : Suying Chang
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The Human Microbiome in Early Life

Author : Omry Koren
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The Human Microbiome in Early Life: Implications to Health and Disease presents recent research advances that have highlighted the significance of early life, possibly beginning before birth, in the establishment of both the microbiome and its role in health and disease. The book reviews current knowledge on the origins of the human microbiota in early life, presents exposures which may disturb normal microbial colonization, and covers their implications to the risk of disease. Finally, emerging means to modify the early human microbiome to improve health are discussed. Examines the timeline of the human microbiome, from before conception to infancy, with an emphasis on clinical implications Evaluates the effort to understand not only the composition but also the origin of the microbiome Proves the emerging means to modify the human microbiome and particularly ‘the first 1000 days of life’ improve human health and prevent disease Generates resources to facilitate characterization of the human microbiota to further our understanding of how the microbiome impacts human health and disease