Feeding Tube Awareness Week Daily Topics
The goal of Feeding Tube Awareness Week® it to spread awareness and educate as many as possible through Facebook status posts, notes, twitter, blog posts, email...and contacting your local media to share YOUR story! This list serves as a guideline. We encourage people to participate in the ways that make the most sense for them.
Monday, February 8th
Share information about why you or your child is tube fed. There are hundreds of medical conditions that can lead to tube feeding – most of which you can’t see. Most people do not understand why someone, particularly children, can’t eat enough to grow, thrive and live. Help educate people about the medical conditions that can lead to tube feeding.
Tuesday, February 9th
There are long-term consequences to malnutrition and being undernourished. For some people, there wouldn’t be life without tube feeding, but for others they would continually struggle with malnutrition. Tube feeding makes it possible for people who aren’t able to eat enough on their own to get the nutrition they need to live.
Thursday, February 11th
It can be a challenge when family members or friends do not understand why you or your child needs a feeding tube. However, many family members do a great job of supporting their loved one. Encourage your family to learn about tube feeding, lend their support, and share their story. It can be isolating and challenging to do this alone. Tell people about why their support matters.