Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | January 18, 2013

Adoption Nutrition

Many of you responded positively to our blog on January 15, 2013, concerning diet and children. While healthy eating is important for all children, it is particularly so with adopted children. A majority of adopted children have been under-nourished. This does not just apply to international adoption. It applies to foster children here in the United States. If you are interested in adopting a newborn infant domestically through private adoption, this can apply to you as well. Many newborn infants did not receive the nutrition in-utero that they ideally should. So this blog relates to every type of adoption.

It is important for we as parents to be aware of the healthy dietary needs of our children. The difficult thing is that most of us as adults do not have healthy eating habits (yes I am preaching to myself). My cousin and his wonderful wife have recently gone through a life transformation. They are eating healthy and exercising, and look amazing! But it is truly a lifestyle change!

The Spoon Foundation is an organization that particularly addresses the dietary needs of adoptive and foster children. Their website, www.adoptionnutrition.org, has a plethora of information and ideas regarding nutrition. When you have a moment, please follow this link: http://adoptionnutrition.org/nutrition-starter-guide/, and download their Nutrition Starter Guide. Many of you will see this in the near future as we incorporate it into our post adoption materials that we provide for families. It is a great resource for families!

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! God bless!

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