Explore one of the main issues that impact the work of pediatric feeding and nutrition professionals: weight and growth. Unnecessary worry about slow or low growth can worsen (and in some cases even cause) feeding problems. Misperceptions around weight, on the part of parents and professionals, hurt children and families. Discern when to worry and when you can reassure parents, and help support a responsive approach. Appropriate for feeding, nutrition, and early intervention professionals including: SLPs, OTs, pediatric RDs, primary care providers, and social workers.
“…overdiagnosis of underweight might damage the parent-child interaction, subjecting families to unnecessary interventions and possibly unintentionally creating an eating disorder.” CDC MMWR report 2011
DURATION: 1.5 hours