Oral/Enteral Nutrition

For the instances where oral or enteral nutritional support is necessary, be prepared with recommendations, tips and troubleshooting assistance from our registered dietitian.

May 3, 2022 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

FDA Warning for Children with Enteral Feeding Sets

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication regarding children with enteral feeding sets. To access the full communication, click here.

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October 8, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Oral Aversions and Tube Feeding

Many children with feeding tubes develop oral aversions. Learn more about this issue, why it occurs and helpful treatment and resources.

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September 30, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

The Tube Feeding ENFit Initiative

Learn from registered dietitian, Gina Salvatori, with CHC Solutions about how the ENFit initiative aims to make tube feeding safer. In addition, learn steps that you can take to start your transition.

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August 11, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Back-to-School Tube Feeding

Help educate yourself and others as well as learn tips on how to help prepare your child for the classroom.

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July 26, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Nutrition Recommendations After Ostomy Surgery

Registered dietitian (RD) with CHC Solutions, Inc., Gina Salvatori, shares nutritional recommendations for those recovering from ostomy surgery.

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June 15, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Why and When You May Need a Feeding Tube

Feeding tubes provide nutrition directly into the GI tract, bypassing the mouth. There are many reasons a person may need one including gastrointestinal, mechanical or neurological problems. Such problems can lead to a person being unable to eat the quantity and variety of food and drinks needed to meet their nutritional needs. Learn from the registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., Gina Salvatori, about when it may be time for a feeding tube and if it can be a temporary solution.

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May 12, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Troubleshooting A Clogged Feeding Tube

Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., informed us of the best ways to troubleshoot a clogged feeding tube. “I remember very early on in my clinical rotations hearing a nurse say the best way to fix a clogged feeding tube is by preventing it in the first place,” said Salvatori.

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April 16, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Troubleshooting Site Irritation and Tube Leakage

Gina Salvatori, registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc., provides advice on troubleshooting site irritation and tube leakage.

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March 22, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Caloric Intake for Children with Cystic Fibrosis

For today’s Conversations with Clinicians, Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian (RD) and licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) with CHC Solutions, Inc., answered our questions on overcoming nutritional challenges for children with cystic fibrosis.

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February 17, 2021 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Creating an Emergency G-Tube Kit

There are several items G-tube users or their caregivers need to keep nearby in the event of an incident with the supplies or an emergency.

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November 20, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is a holiday when you appreciate your blessings and eat good food. However, many children and adults have food allergies preventing them from enjoying the food everyone else is having. It doesn’t have to be this way! Kids with Food Allergies came up with a list of tips and substitutions.

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October 12, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Incorporating Tube Feeding Fun into Halloween

For this Halloween season, let’s include our tube feeding friends in the fun! There are many ways to incorporate this part of your life into the celebration along with tips on how to participate in regular festivities.

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September 11, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Tube Feeding During A Power Outage

Power outages are common and it’s important to have a plan in place to be able to administer tube feedings during an outage, according to the nonprofit group Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

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September 1, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Cross-Contact and Food Allergies

Cross-contact happens when one food comes into contact with another food and their proteins mix. As a result, each food then contains small – usually not even visible – amounts of the other one, which can be a problem for those with food allergies, according to Gina Salvatori, a registered dietitian with CHC Solutions, Inc.  

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August 14, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Tube Feeding Guide to Educate Parents

The nonprofit group Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation offers a website with information for parents and caregivers working with children who are tube-fed. 

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June 1, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Feeding Intolerance Side Effects

The website Feeding Tube Awareness provides multiple resources and trouble-shooting tips on what to do if a child someone is caring for experiences tube-feeding intolerance.

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May 18, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Dental care for kids who are tube-fed

Children with feeding tubes may need some extra attention
regarding oral/dental care, because children who don’t eat orally at all or as
often typically don’t produce as much teeth-cleaning saliva as other children

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March 31, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Caregiver Tips for Tube Feeding A Child At School

Two out of every five patients with feeding tubes are children, so the question of how best to tube feed at school is an important one.

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February 20, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Feeding Tube Covers on Etsy

Every kid with a feeding tube can get a cloth cover. How about finding one with Woody from Toy Story on it?

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January 6, 2020 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Traveling With A Feeding Tube

Having a feeding tube can be difficult to manage. Travelling away from home should not add an unnecessary burden. By asking the right questions and being prepared, people with feeding tubes can learn to travel a little bit easier, according to the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation.

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September 25, 2019 | Oral/Enteral Nutrition

Swimming With Feeding Lines and Tubes

While it may seem complicated, swimming with feeding lines and tubes doesn’t have to be. Learn helpful tips from the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation on how to prepare for swimming.

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