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Orange County NAPNAP Chapter

Optimizing Feeding Outcomes: An Advanced Course in Managing Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30am PT - Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:45pm PT
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900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660



Disordered Eating, ARFID, Motivational Interviewing, Long-term Outcomes of Intervention, and more.


Mitchell Katz, M.D., Anup Patel, M.D. and Ashish Chogle, M.D.; Robyn Robinson, C.P.N.P, Cindy Kim, PhD, and other Feeding Therapists, Psychologists and Registered Dietitians on CHOC Children's Multidisciplinary Feeding Team. Notable chef and author, Evan Kleiman is the keynote speaker.

CE Credits

This event offers 9.0 CME credits to attendees.
CE accredited by Medical Quality/California Medical Association. The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements; as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance following this activity that may be used for license renewal..

Additional Information

Join CHOC Children's Hospital's multidisciplinary faculty and nationally recognized leaders in the field as they share their expertise on the assessment and treatment of children with complex feeding disorders.   

Discipline-specific presentations will include:

  • Disordered Feeding Among Children with Food Allergies and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Motivational Interviewing to Improve Parental Learning and Engagement
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Intensive Inpatient Feeding Interventions
  • Nutritional Strategies to Improve Nutrient Balance and Optimize Growth Within Restricted Diets
  • Integration of Child-Led and Sensory Approaches to Address Maladaptive Mealtime Behaviors

Conference Outcomes:

  • Follow suggested best practice model for treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and gastrostomy tube weaning
  • Advocate for developing an effective multidisciplinary team to improve outcomes for children with
    feeding difficulties and gastrostomy tube dependence.
  • Apply specific behavioral feeding strategies to improve a child’s interaction with and intake of food.
  • Follow nutritional intervention strategies to improve nutrient balance, increase caloric intake and
    optimize growth and development of children with restrictive diets.
  • Coach parents on strategies and techniques to improve the parent-child feeding relationship.