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Volunteer Spotlight: Jill Maruca

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It is with deep appreciation for the time, commitment, and passion of our dedicated advocates and volunteers that Feeding Matters is launching a monthly Q & A series. They help with events, participate on committees, and coach in our Power of Two program. The advocate and volunteer spotlights will share the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorders will thrive.

 

Update from your Pillar Chairs

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Your voice has been heard!

Feeding Matters’ 2019 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) was a huge success!  With 346 in person attendees, 118 virtual participants, and 145 symposium participants, Feeding Matters is set to advance pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) care through ongoing initiatives and our newly formed PFD Alliance.  The PFD Alliance is comprised of three pillars, each led by an expert level innovator in feeding:

Feeding Matters’ 6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference: The Difference

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Our feeding community has a multitude of options when it comes to continuing education and professional and personal outreach.  You may attend in-person workshops, view webinars, participate in chats, or peruse an article.  So why should you attend Feeding Matters’ 6th Annual IPFDC? 

What to Expect in 2019

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2018 was an exciting year of growth for Feeding Matters and the pediatric feeding community. From welcoming new team members to our Feeding Matters’ family to expanding our partnerships and donations received, we were constantly moving to further advances for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). One of our biggest accomplishments in 2018 was the acceptance of our consensus paper for publication by the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Introducing PFD Alliance

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The world of pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) is changing. With the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition accepting "Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework" for publication, PFD has transitioned from being regarded as a symptom to now having its own identity and diagnosis. As information and resources regarding PFD become more available, so does the need for a supportive network, proper education, and a space to foster collaborative communication surrounding all aspects of PFD.

Volunteer Spotlight: Donna Black

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It is with deep appreciation for the time, commitment, and passion of our dedicated advocates and volunteers that Feeding Matters is launching a monthly Q & A series. They help with events, participate on committees, and coach in our Power of Two program. The advocate and volunteer spotlights will share the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorders will thrive.

 

Feeding Matters Symposium: Your Voice Matters!

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What is a Symposium?

A symposium is a formal gathering where experts in their field converge to discuss a specific topic. This basic definition may not capture your attention, but a closer look reveals the true potential within the symposium walls. A symposium is characterized by an openly discursive format balanced by a focused area of examination. Multiple voices are intended to be heard and open discussion reigns. This forum allows dynamic think tanks to devise innovative ideas around a central subject.

Experts Headline the 6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference

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One conference, two days, over twenty internationally renowned feeding experts, and hundreds of people from around the world. That is what you can expect at the 6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC), taking place January 17-19, 2019. Healthcare professionals, advocates, caregivers, and community members will converge on the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa for 2 days of intermediate and advanced level sessions spanning multiple disciplines within pediatric feeding.

Volunteer Spotlight: Cuyler Romeo

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It is with deep appreciation for the time, commitment, and passion of our dedicated advocates and volunteers that Feeding Matters is launching a monthly Q & A series. They help with events, participate on committees, and coach in our Power of Two program. And sometimes, they become employees!