The Spoon Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of international orphans and adoptees by providing them with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive.
We seek to:
• give as many orphans as possible the chance for healthy development
• influence nutrition policies and procedures for orphans around the world
• ensure that adopted children get the nutrition they need once they come home
There are peak periods neonatally and in early childhood when parts of the brain are shaped. The same goes for other key organs and bodily systems. When certain vitamins and minerals are lacking during these critical times, development malfunctions.
Providing orphans with a basic diet supplement, such as a daily multivitamin, is one of the simplest solutions for improving the quality and length of their lives. Yet until SPOON Foundation, there has not been an organized effort to identify the micronutrients that orphans lack most and to fill that critical gap. Our focus also includes nutritional deficiencies in international adoptees, a group now being studied for the first time. We are among the first to disseminate current research and practical guidance to adoptive parents, helping them meet the unique nutritional needs of their children.