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Webinar: Pediatric Feeding Disorder

October 24, 2023 @ 7:00 am 8:00 am

Join WCAAP for a webinar discussing Pediatric Feeding Disorder on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 7am-8am.

Feeding challenges are common in young children, but for some children these challenges become increasingly problematic over time. Early identification of Pediatric Feeding Disorder and intervention can change a child’s feeding trajectory. In this presentation, we will discuss what PFD is, how to screen, what interventions can be done in the PCP setting, and the current project to address PFD in early childhood settings.

Speakers:

Mari MazonMS, RDN, CD

Mari Mazon is a registered dietitian nutritionist at the University of Washington Institute on Development & Disability. She is part of the Child Development Clinic and PKU/Biochemical Genetics Clinic and works with feeding therapists at a birth-to-3 center called Kindering. She partners with the Washington State Department of Health’s Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program to increase access to nutrition and feeding services for CYSHCN in Washington state.

Yev Veverka PhD, BCBA-D

Yev Veverka, PhD, BCBA-D, is a research scientist at the University of Washington and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Yev has been researching and practicing using interdisciplinary approaches for mealtime in early childhood settings for the past 10 years. Yev is particularly interested in proactive, preventative approaches that can be embedded into existing routines and environments.

Sarah Bailey Harsh MS, RDN, CD

Sarah Harsh is a pediatric dietitian who works with the families of preterm infants after discharge from the hospital and children undergoing interdisciplinary evaluation for developmental challenges. She serves as nutrition faculty in the UW LEND interdisciplinary training program.