International Adoption Nutrition

Little Miracles International | Saturday, September 25, 2010 | Links to this post
Nutrition has been long overlooked as a key issue for adopted children. New research shows that adopted children, even those who appear healthy, are often deficient in key nutrients that may impact their growth and brain development.For many adopted children, the change in environment, food, and feeding methods can be overwhelming and poorly received at first. While it’s important to meet a child’s nutritional needs, it’s equally important to do so in a non-threatening way.

Adoption Nutrition is dedicated to helping parents and professionals understand and meet the unique nutritional needs of adopted children so that they can grow and thrive. 

3 responses to "International Adoption Nutrition"

  1. The new website is great! The SPOON Foundation is very unique in the area they serve--well done!

  2. I'm really thankful someone has taken on this area of international adoption that has been overlooked up until now. Both of my daughters had food/eating/nutritional issues when adopted at 4.5 and 10 years of age.

  3. As a speech pathologist, I work with many children who have been internationally adopted and have oral motor difficulties (very common due to the feeding process in most orphanages). The SPOON foundation's Adoption Nutrition Project is so vital in providing these children with the proper nutrition (as well as caregiver education) that they need for growth and development. Way to go SPOON!

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