The following organizations play an integral role in the success of A Child’s Best Start:

Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation

Mead Johnson

Funding for projects and resources related to A Child’s Best Start is supported by the Mead Johnson Nutrition Foundation, a charitable foundation formed in 2010 to support charitable and educational activities, including the promotion of childhood nutrition throughout the world. The foundation was organized by, and is affiliated with, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company. Mead Johnson, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 countries worldwide. The company’s mission is to nourish the world’s children for the best start in life. The Mead Johnson name has been associated with science-based pediatric nutrition products for over 100 years. 

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Joint Council

Joint Council

Joint Council helps orphaned and vulnerable children live in a permanent and safe family by advocating on their behalf, marshaling the resources they need, educating those who serve them and mobilizing those who care. Joint Council and its partner organizations provided services to 2.1 million children and families in 2010.

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SPOON Foundation

SPOON Foundation

SPOON Foundation’s mission is to improve the nutrition of orphaned, fostered, and adopted children so they can grow and thrive.
SPOON seeks to:

  • Give as many orphans as possible the chance for healthy development
  • Improve nutrition policies and procedures for orphans around the world
  • Ensure that fostered and adopted children get the nutrition they need in their new homes

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