The first 1,000 days in a child life are the most important, because they set the pattern for his or her health and development. The first 1,000 days is the period between conception and the age of two years. During this period macro and micro nutrients in food have a formative impact by creating the basis for the infant’s entire future. This early influence can protect a child from chronic diseases such as asthma, adipositas and diabetes in childhood and adulthood – but deficiencies can pave the way for them. Expectant mothers have the opportunity to ensure their unborn child has the best possible care from the very first day of pregnancy.