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A new initiative at Massey University to establish a hub of expertise in paediatric feeding and nutrition. The long term aim of PiFaN is to become a source of expertise and world-leading research on feeding and nutritional issues in infancy and childhood.
Feeding issues in children can range in severity from fussy eating in an otherwise healthy child, to complete rejection of oral intake in a child who has been tube-fed since infancy. PiFaN aims to create an environment where children with feeding issues can be accurately assessed and treated by well-trained practitioners throughout New Zealand. This will be achieved through the development of effective, evidence-based treatment programmes which will be made available to health professionals via a range of training modes including courses, study days, workshops and symposia.
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Keeping abreast of the most up to date research in our area of expertise means we can provide the most accurate information to healthcare professionals around the country. Among others, our presentation and workshop teachings are based upon the Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Infants and Toddlers (aged 0-2), written by the Ministry of Health. For more information, you can find our source references below.
Ministry of Health 2008. Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Infants and Toddlers (Aged 0–2): A background paper - Partially revised December 2012. Wellington: Ministry of Health
McCurtin A. (2007) The Fun with Food Programme: Therapeutic intervention for children with aversion to oral feeding. Bicester,
United Kingdom: Speechmark Publishing.
Page authorised by Head of School, School of Food and Nutrition
Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016