Established in 2006, Feeding Matters is the first organization in the world uniting the concerns of families with the field’s leading advocates, experts, and allied healthcare professionals to improve the system of care for pediatric feeding disorder through advocacy, education, support, and research.

Defined as impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate, and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction, pediatric feeding disorder is estimated to affect more than 1 in 37 children under the age of 5 in the United States.

For these children, eating, drinking, and swallowing are painful and frightening – ultimately affecting their behavioral, physical, and emotional development. Yet, there is no functional system of care for pediatric feeding disorder locally, nationally, or internationally.

*The following sessions ONLY have been approved for IL IE credits:


APRIL 20, 2022

*Walking Together: Family and Professional Collaboration on the PFD Journey – 3 WWF


APRIL 21, 2022

9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
*KEYNOTE: Driving Change to Improve Children's Health – 0.75 INT, 0.75 WWF

11:00 AM-12:30PM
*Food Texture Sensitivity in Children with Down Syndrome: Our Journey as Food Scientists – 1.5 ATY

*Asking the Right Questions is the Key –0.5 AS, 0.5 ATY, 0.5 TYP

1:00 PM-2:00 PM
*The Neuroprotection of Oral Enjoyment by Offering Milk Drops
*Getting The Timing Right: When to Wean a Tube in Complex Patients
*Families’ Experiences of PFD in Their Children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in England
*Examining the Financial Impacts and Community Resources Utilization of Children with Feeding Difficulties
*Associations Between Feeding Behaviors/Cues and Physiological Stability During Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants
*Contributions of Motor Status and Experience to Feeding Skill Development for Solids

2:00 PM- 3:30PM
*Symptoms of PFD in Children with Food Allergy -1.5 ATY
*A Proposed Treatment Model for Pediatric Feeding Disorders -1.5 INT

3:45 PM-5:15 PM
*Management of Pediatric Feeding Disorders in an Under-Resourced Community: Evidence from Sri Lanka– 0.5 AS, 0.5 INT, 0.5 WWF

*SUCCEED: A Novel Consensus Framework for Children Who Require Tube Feeding – 0.75 INT, 0.75 WWF

APRIL 22, 2022

9am - 11am
*The 2022 Feeding Matters Annual PFD Alliance Symposium-Stepping into a Brighter Future-2 ATY

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
*From Fluid to Food: An Examination of Oral Skill Development in Children -0.5 TYP, 0.5 ATY, 0.5 INT

*FEAST: An Interdisciplinary, Tiered Approach to Mealtime Intervention in Early Childhood Settings-1.5 INT

1:45 PM-3:15PM
*How and When to Introduce Food Allergens to Infants -1.5 INT

*PFD Beyond Mealtime: A Family Panel -1.5 WWF

Location Virtual - On Demand
2141 E Highland Ave, Suite 100A
Pheonix, AR 85016
Date 4/22/2022 9:00 AM - 5/31/2022 11:59 PM (Check in 9:00 AM)
Sponsor Reckitt, Mead Johnson Nutrition
Contact Jennifer Lambert (623) 242-5234 jlambert@feedingmatters.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
5. Comprehensive plans
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0
Cost $50|$149|$249|$299
Status Closed