What children eat in their earliest months impact them for the rest of their lives and we’re committed to improve the lives of millions of children through better nutrition in their first years…
With the support of the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation and the China Center for Child Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA), along with Joint Council Partner Love Without Boundaries, bottles were purchased to feed children in more than 1,000 orphanages in China which included educational materials and a training DVD on how to properly feed babies born with cleft. Since the distribution of the bottles, babies with cleft can now feed properly and can more easily receive the proper nutrients for healthy development.
Orphan Nutrition Program
On September 20, 2011 Joint Council announced a new global program, piloting in twelve countries, targeting the nutritional needs of institutionalized children with a specific focus on preventative nutritional measures for children 0-2 years of age. A website resource, www.OrphanNutrition.org, is now available with research on this vulnerable population and tools for caregivers. For more information on this exciting new program, click here.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Mexico and Vietnam is now closed. Please do not contact Joint Council on the status of your RFP. Applicants will be notified in early 2012 on the status of their application.
Joint Council Celebrates World Food Day, Everyday!
World Food Day, October 16th, is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.
U.N. studies show that the world already produces more than enough food to feed everyone on the planet and has the capacity to produce even more, and yet…
World hunger organizations estimate that nearly 1 BILLION people around the world are chronically hungry.
Joint Council will participate this year to raise awareness about the children often the most vulnerable and hungry – orphans. We invite you to visit our related website,AdoptionNutrition.org.
In acknowledgement of World Food Day, Joint Council is publishing interactive, downloadable placemats that focus on foods particular to different cultures! The placemats are designed for two different age groups and can be printed at home! Use the placemats as the focal point of your meals on World Food Day for a fun way to get your kids to think about food, healthy lifestyles, and those who do not always have food.
Click below to Download your placemat!
Click here to see how others celebrated World Food Day.
Any questions can be directed to the Director of Orphan Nutrition. Please read the documents below for further background information.