Top 15 Accomplishments in 15 years

Published by Feeding Matters on Nov 23, 2022

This year, Feeding Matters is celebrating its 15 year anniversary! As part of our celebration, we gathered our top 15 accomplishments in the past 15 years.

  1. Created the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ) to earlier identify children with PFD.

  2. Formalized the Power of Two Program, where there have been 3,255 counted family mentoring matches +resource calls and emails made to date.

  3. Contributed support to the current research data has been published in the Journal of Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Hepatology and the Journal of Pediatrics.

  4. Created the vision for PFD and facilitating the consensus meeting that led to the January 2019 publication of the groundbreaking consensus paper “Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)—Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework” in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. This publication earned the “highest cited” award as it is in the top 1% of articles cited for journals of a similar age.

  5. Championed a research paper that determined the prevalence of PFD, which shows more than 1 in 37 children under the age of five are at risk each year in the United States. PFD is more prevalent than Autism and Cerebral Palsy.

  6. Advocated for and secured the establishment of ICD Codes for Pediatric Feeding Disorder in the US-ICD-10 medical handbook which has opened significant opportunities to improve the system of care including insurance reimbursement, tracking prevalence data, and allocating much-needed research dollars.

  7. On Oct 1, 2021, pediatric feeding disorder was officially included the US diagnostic manual. And on that day, we had our first official diagnosis of PFD.

  8. Created PFD Resources for families and healthcare professionals and raising Feeding Matters to be the go-to resource on feeding.

  9. Since it was first held in 2008, The International PFD conference has served 4,177 individuals and had 42 countries in attendance; including attendees from the healthcare field, physicians, families and community members.

  10. Achieved special designation for Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Month to highlight the medical, emotional, financial, educational and social struggles that families navigating the broad spectrum of pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) face.

  11. Since 2013, the Annual Community Event has raised more than $1.8 million to support invaluable education, advocacy, research and family support initiatives.

  12. In 15 years- 392,903 Individuals have been served and 1,123,016 individuals have been reached.

  13. In 15 years, 159 countries have accessed the Infant & Child Feeding Questionnaire.

  14. Since it launched in 2020, 6,767 individuals have accessed the Family Guide and since it launched in 2021, there have been 9,630 unique PFD ICD tool kit views.

  15. To date there have been 3.5 million page views at