Children’s Multidiciplinary Feeding Program

Is this a feeding Team?


What services are offered?

Intensive Outpatient: Once or more per day for several days/week

MD or Group of MDs with routine office visits

Outpatient: Once a week or less (overnight stay not required)

Additional information:

The Multidisciplinary Feeding Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides assessment and treatment for children with chronic and severe disruptions in their relationship with food. We  treat children who struggle to gain weight because they eat too little or they rely on formula from a bottle or through a tube because they avoid eating altogether. Other children may consume enough calories but will eat only a few types of food and reject one or more food groups, like fruits and vegetables. Our program routinely serves children with medical (e.g., severe food allergy, cerebral palsy) and developmental complexities (autism, down syndrome).  Assessment and treatment is overseen by a professional team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, dietitians, speech-language pathologists, and a social workers.  We offer a continuum of clinical services ranging from intensive outpatient (4 meals per day, 5 days per week) to weekly therapy (one hour, once a week or with one discipline). Our services are offered at three locations at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – i.e., the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, the Marcus Autism Center, and Children’s at Forsyth.