The Importance of Feeding Matters

This course focuses on discussing what Feeding Matters is, what resources Feeding Matters provides to families and professionals, the diagnostic codes for Pediatric Feeding Disorders, and how to become a volunteer at Feeding Matters.

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Jaclyn Pederson, MHI



With more than a decade of experience in program development, Jaclyn Pederson’s broad knowledge of programming in the public and social sectors includes program and strategic initiative design, fund development, special events, grant writing, and community engagement. A system thinker and positive team builder, she uses transformational leadership principles to develop energized and efficient workgroups that influence significant organizational and systemic change for all affected by pediatric feeding disorder –such as the development of the expanded PFD Alliance. Jaclyn also manages Feeding Matters’ strategic partnerships with numerous professional associations including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC is a speech language pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor who focuses on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She especially loves serving infants and medically complex children. Bri strives to provide treatment that builds on responsive feeding approaches, is multidisciplinary, and considers a child's zone of proximal development and principles of neuroplasticity. She primarily works in the home health setting and enjoys mentoring future and current SLPs interested in PFDs.

Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Learner Outcomes:

  • State three goals of Feeding Matters. 

  • Describe how Feeding Matters supports families. 

  • Explain the importance of a Pediatric Feeding Disorder code. 

Content Disclosure:

This course focuses on resources and services specific to Feeding Matters organization and does not discuss other similar organizations.

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures:

Financial: Jaclyn receives a salary from Feeding Matters.

Non-financial: Jaclyn has no non-financial disclosure.

Financial: Brianna is the founder and CEO of Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC and receives compensation for presenting continuing education courses. Bri receives a salary from Earthshine Speech and Language.

Non-Financial: Brianna is the cofounder and president of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Foundation. She is also a volunteer ambassador for Feeding Matters. Brianna manages the Instagram page @pediatricfeedingSLP & is co-host of the podcast The Feeding Pod.



  • Introduction 0-5 minutes

  • What is Feeding Matters? 5-10 minutes

  • Family Resources 10-15 minutes

  • Professional Resources 15-30 minutes

  • PFD Diagnostic Code 30-40 minutes

  • Volunteering 40-45 minutes


How to get ASHA CEUs:

-Watch Pre-recorded course in its entirety

-Complete 5 question post-quiz scoring 80% or higher

(you can retake the quiz)

-Make sure name, e-mail, address, and ASHA

number are correct in Thinkific account


*ASHA CEU option begins 9/18/2021

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