Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2015

Posted 2.3.15 | Rob McCandlish, RDN

It’s almost here – February 8-14, 2015 is Feeding Tube Awareness Week! This year’s theme is ‘The truth about tube feeding.’ FT Awareness Week was founded by the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation (FTAF) and is also supported by a partnership with The Oley Foundation. Neocate and our Food Allergy Living blog help support Awareness Week, because a lot of Neocate families depend on a feeding tube to deliver formula. New this year, Feeding Tube Awareness Week has its own website! See below for more information and ways that you and other Neocate families can help celebrate and spread the word!

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

The FTAF is dedicated to providing information and support to families who have tube-fed children. FTAF launched Feeding Tube Awareness Week in 2011, and it’s been growing ever since! The FT Awareness week website includes some great materials to guide you in asking your local media to help. This is an ideal time to raise awareness of feeding tubes in your community to promote greater acceptance and understanding. If you’re new to FTAF, please visit their inspiring stories page and FTAF’s facebook page, which gets loads of visitors during FT Awareness Week!

The Oley Foundation

The Oley Foundation is dedicated to sharing information and supporting families who deal with tube feeding. They partnered with the FTAF on Awareness Week in 2012, and have a page full of great suggestions for activities to promote Awareness Week. They are asking for photos and video clips for this year’s Feeding Tube Awareness video – you can see the 2014 video they produced here. If you’re new to the Oley Foundation, please visit their support community to connect with other tubie families. You can also visit the Oley Foundation’s facebook page.

Let’s all give thanks to these great organizations for helping educate people in the community about feeding tubes. Please inform others about how many precious little ones’ lives have been improved and saved with the help of feeding tubes.

What will you do this year to help promote Awareness Week?

- Rob


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