Research Corner: Pediatric Feeding Disorder Consensus Statement

Check out the consensus paper in the January issue of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition!   Click on the link below.

Facilitated by Feeding Matters and written by an international panel of 18 pediatric feeding experts, “Pediatric Feeding Disorder — Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework” defines pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) as impaired oral intake that is not age-appropriate, and is associated with medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and/or psychosocial dysfunction.

By incorporating associated functional limitations, the proposed diagnostic criteria for PFD should enable the healthcare community to better characterize the needs of this diverse population of patients; facilitate collaborative care among the relevant disciplines; and promote the use of common, precise, terminology necessary to advance clinical practice, research, and health-care policy.

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