Tips for finding specialized foods during COVID-19

Published by Feeding Matters Family Advisory Council on May 20, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many changes and challenges, and families with PFD face unique obstacles finding resources to navigate special food and healthcare needs.  Know that you are not alone inRead full post…

Telepractice Resources

Published by Feeding Matters on Apr 10, 2020

Feeding Matters is committed to providing up-to-date telepractice logistics, technology, delivery, and overall experience resources. The links below will provide you with more information about organizations supporting the move toRead full post…

PFD Alliance Information

Published by Cuyler Romeo on Feb 27, 2020

The PFD Alliance is an open access community of professionals, families and community partners driven to further advances in PFD by accelerating identification, igniting research, and promoting collaborative care. PFDRead full post…

Feeding Matters funds clinical tool research project

Published by Feeding Matters on Feb 14, 2020

Feeding Matters launched its small grants program in 2019 to support the growing need for research on Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD). The initiative was led by the Granting Research CommitteeRead full post…

Holidays reminds me of fun at Grandma’s

Published by Epic Medical Solutions an Aveanna Company on Dec 02, 2019

The holidays reminds me of fun at Grandma’s house: playing with cousins, building with Tinker Toys, sledding so long that our mittens (and fingers!) were frozen solid, and decorating cookies.Read full post…

Food Is Sensory: Post-Event Blog

Published by Marsha Dunn Klein on Oct 23, 2019

Post-Event Blog Is there a formal assessment that parents and healthcare professionals can use to help “grade the ask” for children who refuse to eat? Do you have any strategiesRead full post…

PFDA Quarterly Update

Published by Feeding Matters on Oct 10, 2019

Our Summer Town Halls are complete. We are pleased to report on pillar actions and committee achievements as we prepare for our digital ideation and symposium to be held inRead full post…

Introducing LACI: Learning Advanced through Collaborative Initiatives

Published by Feeding Matters on Sep 06, 2019

Feeding Matters’ newest program, the Professional Collaborative: LACI (Learning Advanced through Collaborative Initiatives), is a 6-month virtual learning experience for occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in Maricopa County. Funded byRead full post…

Open Call for Abstracts: PFD Research Small Grant Program

Published by Feeding Matters on Sep 02, 2019

Feeding Matters is excited to introduce a small grant program to support the growing need for research on PFD. An initiative of Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance Research Pillar, the smallRead full post…

Infant Allergy Awareness Month

Published by Feeding Matters on Jul 18, 2019

Food allergies in infants and children are becoming more prevalent. A new survey of 900 US moms (of children aged 0-1) and 100 US pediatricians took a look at theRead full post…

Register Now: 2019 Virtual Town Halls

Published by Feeding Matters on May 21, 2019

Now that Feeding Matters’ PFD Alliance and thought leaders have convened at the 2019 International PFD Conference, the Feeding Matters’ Strategic Plan is available for public viewing. We maintain ourRead full post…

Advances in Practice: Implementing the IDDSI

Published by Feeding Matters on May 01, 2019

Dysphagia, or in simple terms, difficulty transporting food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach, affects an estimated 560 million people worldwide. In 2012, the International Dysphagia Diet StandardizationRead full post…

FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH

Published by Feeding Matters on Feb 20, 2019

February is American Heart Month, and at Feeding Matters, we are constantly striving to raise awareness about pediatric heart conditions and their relationship to feeding struggles. Below, you will findRead full post…

TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH IN IDENTIFYING DELAYED DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS

Published by First Things First on Jan 23, 2019

While every child develops at their own pace, there are certain milestones they should reach from birth to age 5 in how they play, eat, learn, speak, behave and move.Read full post…

FEEDING TUBES FOR ALL – ADVANCING FEEDING TUBE TECHNOLOGY FOR OUR TINIEST PATIENTS

Published by Avanos on Jan 07, 2019

Feeding a child may seem like a simple task, but mealtimes can be challenging for parents and caregivers whose children are living with serious medical conditions. Tube feeding is aRead full post…

NICU AWARENESS MONTH

Published by Feeding Matters on Nov 12, 2018

To honor Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, Feeding Matters created an infographic to share how prevalent pediatric feeding disorder can be in children who have spent time in a NICU.Read full post…