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Edition 28: The First 1000 Days: Our greatest opportunity

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posted on 26.03.2018 by tim.moore@mcri.edu.au, noushin.arefadib@mcri.edu.au, vikki.leone@mcri.edu.au, sue.west@mcri.edu.au
The best opportunity to build a strong foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing occurs during the first 1000 days – the period from conception, throughout pregnancy, and during a child’s first two years. This Policy Brief outlines the implications of this critical time, identifies factors that place children at risk, and recommends a coordinated approach that addresses children’s needs in order to optimise their health and wellbeing, now and into the future.

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