Workshop 3: "Finish Your Meal or Else" - Eating Disorders - Infants and Toddlers

Date & Time
Tuesday, June 12; 09:00-14:00

Schneider Children's Hospital

Adi Bar Eyal
RD, Senior Dietitian Head of Eating and Feeding Disorders at the Schneider Children's Hospital, Israel
Adi Bar Eyal, RD
Dafna Ziv Bussani, RD, Senior Dietician at the Unit of Clinical Nutrition and "Failure to Thrive" Clinic at the Schneider Children's Hospital, Israel
Coca Elad, Senior psychologist at the "Failure to Thrive" Clinic at the Schneider Children's Hospital, Israel
Juliana Eshel, Head the Department of Occupational Therapy Services at the Schneider Children's Hospital, Israel

Usually, feeding is a natural process. However, 25% of infants whose development in every other aspect is normal in and approximately 80% of infants with any difficulty in starting out, (e.g. developmental or diseases), are reported of having difficulty in feeding and eating. In addition, about 1-2 % of infants are diagnosed with significant difficulties in eating and are not thriving as expected. Feeding and eating disorders disrupt the adequate development of infants and toddlers and are associated with later damage to cognitive development, behavior problems, and anxiety disorders and eating disorders during childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. Therefore it is very important to identify, understand and treat feeding and eating problems in infants and toddlers as early as possible. (The content of the workshop is based on Irene Chatoor's book "Diagnosis and Treatment of Feeding Disorders, in Infant, Toddlers and Young Children").
Target Audience
Dietitians, Physicians, Nurses