In early 2012, SPOON’s team will travel to China to learn about the feeding and nutrition needs of children in child welfare institutes throughout China. Drawing on the experience and expertise of in-country partners, we will develop a series of culturally-sensitive tools to support caregivers in meeting the most critical feeding and nutrition needs of these young orphaned children. The resulting training tools will be distributed through a new global website that SPOON has been tasked to create, as well as through in-person trainings throughout the country.
As this programming rolls out in China, we will update the information here.
We are grateful for the grant funding for this important work, which comes to SPOON through Joint Council on International Children's Services (our partners on AdoptionNutrition.org). Joint Council was recently selected by the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation to administer "A Child's Best Start" - the company's social responsibility program aimed at improving nutrition for children living without permanent parental care. This program is designed to reach numerous countries worldwide over the next several years, and we are humbled by the chance to help so many children living without families to call their own.