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SPOON Foundation

Portland, OR, USA
11-50 employees
Annual Budget : 
Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
About Us

SPOON empowers caregivers, creates tools, and strengthens systems to bring critical nutrition and feeding practices to children without family care, and children with disabilities.


SPOON complements traditional nutrition programs through our package of assessment and intervention tools that address what and how children are fed. Our experts have designed solutions to accommodate the crucial and unique nutrition and feeding needs of children impacted by disability and/or institutional care. These tools address many of the root causes of malnutrition, including:

  • Feeding Techniques – Assessing and improving caregiver feeding practices for young children and children with disabilities
  • Nutrition Screening – Identifying children at-risk and prescribing individualized interventions for children with complex needs
  • Diet – Evaluating and optimizing diet and supplementation, including food preparation in institutional settings
Why Work For Us?: 

Since its inception, SPOON has engaged leading experts in the fields of pediatrics, nutrition, disability, feeding, orphan care, epidemiology, public health and child development. We are united across disciplines by a fierce commitment to mission, and to the vision of a world where all children are nourished so they can grow and thrive.

While driven from the heart, SPOON’s work is led by science, with a strong evidence-based and track record of results.