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First 1000 Days – Window of Opportunity

First 1000 Days

The first 1000 days of child, is a unique period of opportunity as the foundation of optimum health, growth and brain development across the lifespan are established, with right nutrition, healthy lifestyle, child-rearing practices, has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow and learn.

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Rashmi Singh

Rashmi Singh, Director, Women & Child Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, explains, “The first 1000 days begins with pregnancy. It is very important for a mother and her family to have the knowledge of these 1000 days. The first 1000 days of child, is a unique period of opportunity as the foundation of optimum health, growth and brain development across the lifespan are established, with right nutrition, healthy lifestyle, child-rearing practices, has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow and learn. The healthcare and education of an adolescent girl is therefore important. We cannot only have a food centric approach, there are also issues like girl child education, the age of marriage of a girl, status of women in the family, the socio-economic status and the psychological well being of a woman in the rich and poor both the class should be taken care of. Unless we start monitoring at a rigorous level, also with the help of capacity building, it will be a challenge in future, thus impacting the well-being of a child.

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