October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. CP is a neurological disorder that starts during infancy or childhood and that affects motor function, in other words, muscle control, coordination and movement. children suffering from cerebral palsy (CP) often have feeding difficulties. the act of eating requires the simultaneous coordination of a large number of muscle groups (especially facial muscles). Since CP affects body movement and muscle control, eating can also be affected. Hence providing optimal nutrition to children with CP helps improve their nutritional status and their overall general health.