What is PFD? Pediatric Feeding Disorder is impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate, lasts at least 2 weeks, and is associated with one or more disturbance of medical, nutritional, feeding skills, and/or psychosocial function.
Why does PFD matter? It is estimated that 1 in 37 children have pediatric feeding disorder.
Raise awareness in your area! Print, post, share, and use this infographic with healthcare providers to call it PFD and support Albertans:
What else you can do:
- Hear powerful stories from Alberta Families & Caregivers.
- Identify PFD early using the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire© 6-Question Screener for children 0-4 years of age. Families can complete the full Feeding Matters Infant and Child Questionnaire ©.
- Read more in the PEAS Clinical Practice Guide to assess, diagnose, and treat Pediatric Feeding Disorder.
- Use the Pediatric Eating and Swallowing (PEAS) website to find service and access tools and forms.