Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Adoption Nutrition Site!

Repost from Joint Council on International Children's Services:

Adoption Nutrition

What children eat in their earliest months impact them for the rest of their lives.

New research out of the University of Minnesota shows that under-nutrition in adopted kids is not always obvious and may actually worsen if gone untreated during the period of “catch-up growth” post-adoption. Joint Council, in partnership with SPOON Foundation, is pleased to announce

AdoptionNutrition.org – a new, comprehensive resource developed to educate parents about the unique nutritional and feeding needs of adopted and foster children.

AdoptionNutrition.org was created with expert input from SPOON Foundation’s medical team, led by Dr. Dana Johnson. It offers critical information in a user-friendly format, covering topics such as:
The site also serves as a venue for adoptive and foster families to share their nutrition-related experiences and ask questions of an expert team.