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Feeding Tube Awareness Week® – February 10 to 14, 2020

February 10, 2020 at: 8:00 am February 14, 2020 at: 5:00 pm EST


The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is celebrating its annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week® from February 10 to 14, 2020. About half a million children and adults in the United States alone rely on feeding tubes, a number that is expected to increase. Feeding tubes are not just for those at the end of life; they provide necessary nutritional support for children to live, grow, and thrive. There are well over 350 conditions and diseases that can require tube feeding in children.

In 2011, Feeding Tube Awareness launched the first annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®. The mission of Awareness Week is to promote the positive benefits of feeding tubes as a lifesaving medical intervention. The week also serves to educate the broader public about the medical reasons that children are tube fed, the challenges that tube feeding families face, and day-to-day life with a child who is tube fed. Feeding tubes make it possible for those unable to eat or drink enough on their own to get the nutrition and hydration they need for life. 

Feeding Tube Awareness Week® reaches several million individuals through social media, blogs, websites, and traditional media stories featuring families who are tube feeding. 


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