PFD Awareness Month

DECEMBER IS PFD AWARENESS MONTH

Pediatric feeding disorder impacts millions of children worldwide each year, yet often families’ concerns are not heard. Feeding Matters works year-round to raise awareness, support families, empower professionals and advance the system of care for PFD.  Each December, we ask the community to help lift up this issue and raise the profile of PFD.  No Family should feel alone.

This year, Gov. Doug Ducey in Arizona, Gov. Tony Evers in Wisconsin, and  Gov. Henry McMaster in South Carolina  have proclaimed that December 2020 be observed as PFD Awareness Month.

Arizona Proclamation

South Carolina Proclamation

Wisconsin Prolamation

Support children with PFD

We couldn't do what we do without you. Please make a gift today to celebrate PFD Awareness Month and support families facing PFD.

References for PFD Awareness Month and Social Media Toolkit:

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  • Kovacic K, Rein, ScM LE, Bhagavatula P, Kommareddy S, Szabo A, Goday PS, Pediatric Feeding Disorder: A Nationwide Prevalence Study, The Journal of Pediatrics (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.07.047
  • Bass, N.H. and Morrell, R.M. The neurology of swallowing. In: M.E. Groher (Ed.), Dysphagia, Diagnosis and Management. Butterworth–Heinemann, Boston, MA, 1992, pp. 1–29.
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