February 5th to 9th is Tube Feeding Awareness week. Its estimated that nearly half a million Americans are living with feeding tubes.
The focus of Tube Feeding Awareness Week is to promote awareness and acceptance in the clinical and public setting. It is important to highlight the benefits of tube feeding as an essential part of many people’s lives. Enteral feeding is not considered a tool for end of life but rather a means to help those in need live life to the fullest. While challenges still remain regarding nutritional balance, it is important to note that there are resources to help patients overcome these hurdles.
Learn more at www.feedingtubeawareness.org