Feeding Tube Awareness!

Posted 2.7.13 | Rob McCandlish, RDN

It’s here again – February 10-16, 2013 is Feeding Tube Awareness Week! Awareness Week is a joint effort between the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation (FTAF) and The Oley Foundation. Neocate and our Food Allergy Living blog help support Awareness Week. See below for more information on ways that you and other Neocate families can celebrate and help spread the word! 

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

The FTAF is dedicated to providing information and support to families who have tube-fed children. You can find their page about Feeding Tube Awareness Week, which FTAF launched in 2011, here. The page includes some great materials to guide you in asking your local media to help. This is a great opportunity 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 last year had over 34,000 visitors during 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 a similar video they’ve 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


FEEDING TUBE AWARENESS WEEK® is a registered trademark of Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Inc. and is used here under license. Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, Inc. is not a sponsor of Nutricia North America or Neocate.

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