Why Internationally Adopted Children Are At-Risk for Malnutrition

By SPOON Foundation

The correct diagnosis of nutritional deficiencies is extremely important to help newly adopted children get off to the best start.

In the third installment of “Bite Sized Tips,” a collaboration between SPOON Foundation and Adoption Learning Partners, Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician, walks parents through what tests to ask for during their child’s first doctor visit. He explains what each test is for and how it is administered.

Finally, Dr. Johnson gives parents some advice on how and when to monitor and retest.


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