WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019

Published by Feeding Matters on Dec 31, 2018

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. This a major step toward earlier identification, qualification for early intervention, opportunities for research, accurate classifications, and so much more. As we say goodbye to 2018 and all that we have accomplished this year, let us take a glance at what you can expect from Feeding Matters in the year ahead. PFD Alliance In our growing effort to provide support for families, healthcare professionals, and the community at large, Feeding Matters’ Medical Professional Council is expanding to become the Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) Alliance. Launched just this month, the PFD Alliance will really begin to take off in 2019 – uniting advocates from all walks of life to advance education, research, and advocacy for PFD. Click here you are interested in learning more or want to get involved. Save the Date: 2020 Virtual Conference We’re so excited for the 6th International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) that’s taking place January 17- 19, that we’re already looking ahead to our 2020 conference. As our network and awareness of PFD grows internationally, we want to do our best to accommodate our friends, supporters, and partners from around the globe. For the first time in our conference history, the 2020 IPFDC will take place 100% virtually. Be on the lookout for more information that will come at the 6th IPFDC and throughout the year. Workshops Feeding Matters takes great pride in being a reliable source of information for families, healthcare professionals, advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about PFD. Our virtual and on-demand workshops are just one of many ways we share this information. Check out the 2019 slate of workshops:

You will not want to miss the great insights, updates, and information from these experts. Register today! Party with a Purpose: Studio 54 Break out your dancing shoes and your best 70’s-themed party outfit. Feeding Matters is going Studio 54! This inaugural Party with a Purpose will feature music, a silent auction, and much more. Save the date for April 27, 2019 so you can join us as we put the “fun” in fundraising for PFD awareness. As you can see, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Feeding Matters and everyone involved with our mission. We encourage you to subscribe to the Feeding Matters’ newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to stay up-to-date on events, workshops, and PFD news. We hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. See you in 2019!