First Bite #119 – September 29, 2020

Inspiration Power-Hour for PFDs with Feeding Matters

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by the inspirational Jaclyn Pederson, the newly appointed CEO of “Feeding Matters”. By now, you’ve heard Michelle advocate for and encourage volunteers to collaborate with “Feeding Matters”…but today Jaclyn shares the how and why this advocacy and collaboration is key to expanding knowledge and evidence-based practice surrounding the evaluation and treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Jaclyn takes us on a deep dive as to what the “4 Pillars” are that serve as the basis for “Feeding Matters”, discussing the IPP advocacy efforts behind the PFD ICD Code, as well as the development of the ICFQ Questionnaire to assist Pediatricians with their identification of PFD. She then inspires each and every single one of us on how we can share our time and talents to advance the understanding and treatment of individuals with PFDs. Did I mention the best part? Not only is this organization driven by the crossroads of EBP and IPP…but they place a significant emphasis on family/caregiver involvement as being critical to the little one’s success! Hip Hip Hooray for a patient/family-centered care PFD Hour!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • The purpose of Feeding Matters and its’ “4 Pillars” of Interprofessional Practice advocacy.
  • The purposes of the PFD Consensus Paper and the ICFQ Questionnaire that Feeding Matters has developed.
  • The steps involved in volunteering and potential positive outcomes of IPP Advocacy, (such as the PFD ICD Code).


Jaclyn Pederson

Jaclyn Pederson has been a fierce advocate for pediatric feeding disorders for over the 7 years she has been with Feeding Matters. She uses her broad knowledge in the areas of health innovation, systems thinking, strategic initiative design, fund development, and community engagement to influence significant organizational and systemic change for all affected by pediatric feeding disorder. She recently moved into the CEO position after being the organization’s VP of Programs and Strategic Initiatives.