First time mum-to-be and television presenter Maura Derrane has been named as a new ambassador for the First 1,000 Days
Maura hopes to create awareness of the long-term impact of good nutrition during pregnancy among expectant mums and will work with the Danone Early Life Nutrition team to raise awareness and help share practical solutions.
The First 1,000 Days, launched in June 2013 by Danone Early Life Nutrition, is putting a spotlight on the importance of getting nutrition right during the first 1,000 days of life. This spans four key stages of development - pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning and toddler - and the campaign also provides practical solutions for mums-to-be and new parents.
Speaking at her launch today, Maura said: “I’ve always been aware of the importance of good nutrition, especially during pregnancy, but becoming an ambassador for the First 1,000 Days movement has opened my eyes to the profound long term implications that getting nutrition right can have during this formative time.
Maura continued: “As a first time mum-to-be with a busy schedule it’s exciting to be involved in a movement that offers accessible, workable solutions for all pregnant women out there."
A free book containng specific tips for eating when pregnant and as well as a range of tasty recipes supplied by Neven Maguire and Irish dietitians can be downloaded from www.first1000days.ie