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The Scoop on Nutrition and The Adopted Child

Internationally adopted children often suffer physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges due to poor nutrition in their early years. Once a child comes home, adoptive parents often struggle to make up for nutritional deficiencies.

Join Dr. Dana Johnson, renowned international adoption physician as he helps parents understand the impact of poor nutrition and how to help children catch up.

  • Understand what deficiencies your child may have and why
  • Recognize the impact malnutrition has on a child and what warning signs to look for
  • Learn strategies and tips to help your child catch up and thrive

Here's what some of our webinar participants are saying:

I am a Registered Dietitian and mom of 2 girls adopted from China. This was an excellent webinar, both from a professional and personal perspective. Thank you!

It was comforting to hear many others had the same issues. Dr. Johnson gave specifics to try. Thank you!

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This webinar was offered live November 5, 2013. Once purchased, you will launch the recorded webinar from the link in your account page.

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Dana Ernest Johnson, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Johnson earned his M.D., and a Ph.D. in Anatomy, served his internship and residency, and completed his neonatology fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he currently is Professor of Pediatrics, member of the Division of Neonatology and a faculty member in the Global Pediatrics Program.

Dr. Johnson co-founded the International Adoption Clinic in 1986. His research interests include the effects of early institutionalization on growth and development and the outcomes of internationally adopted children.

Dr. Johnson is an invited speaker worldwide, a Senior Research Fellow in the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and has authored over 200 scholarly works. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Joint Council for International Children's Services, Friend of Children Award from the North American council on Adoptable Children and the Harry Holt Award from Holt International.

He is also the father of a son adopted from India.


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