Feeding Tube Awareness Week
07 Feb 2021 to 13 Feb 2021

In 2011, Feeding Tube Awareness launched the first annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®. The mission of Awareness Week is to promote the positive benefits of feeding tubes as life saving medical interventions. The week also serves to educate the broader public about the medical reasons that children and adults are tube fed, the challenges that families face, and day-to-day life with tube feeding. Feeding Tube Awareness Week® connects families, by showing how many other families are going through similar things, and making people feel less alone.  

The second week in February was selected because of it’s proximity to Valentine’s Day since we love our tubes. It can be challenging to have a lot of negativity surrounding the medical device that is keeping you, your child, or your loved one alive. This week, in particular, is an opportunity to embrace the positives and be thankful that it helps people to live, grow and thrive.

Feeding Tube Awareness Week