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Nutrition Profile, U.S Foster Care »

Obese and Undernourished

March 25, 2014 | post a comment

At the time of this writing, Zach has been with us for over three years, although he’s technically only been “ours” for less than one. We began foster care in late 2008 and, as our first foster child began her transition home, Zach toddled through our door. At two years old, Zach was barely walking […]

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Why Internationally Adopted Children are At Risk for Malnutrition

February 25, 2014 | post a comment

From 75-91% of children in baby houses and orphanages where SPOON has worked suffer from malnutrition.  If you have adopted a child internationally, he or she is at high risk for malnutrition in the form of micronutrient deficiencies, stunting, wasting, or being underweight.  In less than 10 minutes, find out why your child is at […]

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Photo Journal: Victoria’s and Francesca’s First Year

August 30, 2012 | post a comment

A little over a year ago something really important happened. We walked into a place that would change our lives forever. We met two sweet angels. This is the first time we met Francesca. Francesca was exactly what I expected. A friend of mine had met her when she adopted her little one, so I […]

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Ideas for Feeding Kids Adopted from Vietnam

July 17, 2012 | post a comment

While the common foods and ingredients of Vietnam are similar to all the mainland Southeast Asian countries, Vietnamese food is known for its fresh herb garnishes, healthful preparation, and beautiful presentation. Rice is the staple of the diet, and rice products such as noodles, paper, flour, and vinegar are used extensively. Pho is the name […]

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Ideas for Feeding Kids Adopted from Kazakhstan

July 10, 2012 | post a comment

General Diet/Summary: The traditional Kazakh diet is heavily meat based. Vegetable intake, especially greens, is often deficient. The typical diet is strongly influenced by that of the early Kazakh nomads, which is why a high emphasis is placed on long-term preservation of food. Fermented dairy products, pickled vegetables, and salted or dried meat are staples […]

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Korean Child Adjusts to Foreign Diet

February 27, 2012 | post a comment

by Daniel Gray My “Gotcha-Day” was July 12th 1985 and when I arrived in JFK Airport in New York I was already 5 years old. For about 5 months prior to my arrival I was living in an orphanage. When I arrived I was skinny, but not overly so (I had regular meals in the […]