Late July 2023 saw the world-first pilot of our Tube Training Course.

Parents have been telling SUCCEED for years about how much pressure there is on the (often) one adult in a family who knows how to tube-feed their child.

In 2018 two of the parent co-founders of SUCCEED presented an idea to source some training mannequins and set up a short course to teach more adults how to tube feed.

Mothers, Fathers, Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents, nannies, childcare workers – anyone.

After years of fundraising and the generous support of Adam Rouilly and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation as well as dozens of carers, clinicians and a research team led by Prof. Nick Hopwood, we were delighted and emotional to pilot this course.

The goal is to make a 2-hour hands-on workshop in tube feeding accessible to families around the country and the world, backed up by innovative, free online resources to make the leap into tube feeding as easy as possible.

While this course won’t be finished until 2024, we are working on the online videos and information right now – so please come back soon and check on our progress!

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Please come and join us for our Annual Tube Feeding Picnic

Even though we planned a picnic in 2020, 2021 AND 2022 we had to cancel each one due to the pandemic.

It’s now time to reclaim our public spaces and come together to share a blanket and some entertainment.

When: Sunday April 2nd

Where: Sydney Olympic Park Hill Pavilion

Time: 10am – 4pm

Who: Anyone touched by tube-feeding a child is welcome. This means parents, carers, friends, clinicians – and most especially children themselves!

Cost: It’s FREE! Please RSVP via Eventbrite (no charge) so that we know how many people are coming as the venue has limited capacity

It doesn’t matter if you tube feed your children now or did so in the past. The Tube Feeding Picnic is open to everyone. Please come and meet other people who know what it’s like.

Want more information?

Visit our Eventbrite page for more information and FAQs

Please contact us if you have an idea or service you would like to volunteer. We would love to hear from you.

Watch a video from our last picnic in 2019

Prof. Nick Hopwood has been featured in an episode of the “Nourishing Matters to Chew On” podcast and he talks tube feeding, mealtimes and SUCCEED!

Nourishing Matters to Chew On is a podcast that takes its cue from big picture, healthy and sustainable food system agendas and digs in to explore what these change agendas mean for us here, in Australia. It looks at how we produce and enjoy food in a Climate Change future, as well as how we value the people, places and animals that nourish us.

The episode is free to listen to and available by clicking this link:

The SuCCEED Tube Feeding Picnic is a time to come together as a community of people touched by tube feeding a child – family, friends, clinicians and researchers.

This year the picnic has been postponed due to COVID-19, but that’s no reason to feel alone. We are all in this together.

Watch and share this video with your family and friends. See our amazing families here playing, laughing, getting on with their days and bringing the joy back to mealtimes, no matter how they choose to feed.

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We are very sorry to announce that the Tube Feeding Picnic 2020 has been POSTPONED due to COVID-19. It would not be safe or fun to bring everyone together and share a meal at this time.

We will DEFINITELY re-schedule! You can sign up for updates via our newsletter here.

Join us ONLINE instead!

Instead of meeting in person, we’d love to release a video of everyone bringing the joy back to mealtimes that we can all can watch at home on March 22nd.

Please send us a short video, photo or your best tip for joyous family mealtimes with a tube-fed child and if we receive enough we’ll make a fun, inspiring video to share on the day.

You can EMAIL us photos and tips, or UPLOAD videos securely to our Dropbox (no login required).

You can be anonymous or acknowledged by name (or nickname) at the end of the video.

Please thank our amazing volunteers

We had some great entertainment volunteering at the picnic and not only have some spent money booking transport and accommodation, they have also given up the chance to earn an income at smaller events.

Please take a second to send some love and thanks to these amazing people:

Watch highlights from our FIRST picnic in 2019!