The Adoption Transition Diet

Our expert explains how to introduce new foods, regulate meal portions, and meet food challenges–while keeping your newly adopted child happy and healthy.

Learn about the adoption transition diet for your child.
Feeding children healthy meals and snacks on a daily basis is a challenge for any parent, but parents of a newly adopted, and perhaps undernourished, infant or toddler may truly find themselves put to the test. Understand that it may be weeks, months, or maybe even a year before your child is regularly eating high-quality, nutrient-dense foods in reasonable quantities without a battle. While providing nutritious foods during this transition period is optimal, it's not necessarily the goal; vitamin supplementation ...

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., on introducing new foods and addressing feeding challenges in a newly adopted child.


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