Pediatric Feeding: In the News
Light news article on the addition of a new category added to the DSM-5, ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder).
Food Exploration and Discovery Feeding Program at Misericordia University Department of Occupational Therapy
“Food Exploration and Discovery” or “FED” approach used to transition children with severe sensory and behavioral disorders from extremely limited diets comprised of two or three processed foods to varied, nutritious, whole foods-based diets.
Pediatric patients with autism spectrum disorders are more likely to develop eosinophilic esophagitis if they have a feeding disorder, according to data presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting.
Great article.This is the first part of a two-part series discussing the frequently encountered issue of picky eating in young children. This article emphasizes recognition and assessment of these children; the next article will focus on management.
Typical picky eating usually involves the following:
- Often starts around age 15-18 months
- Usually resolves by about age 5 years
- Child has favorite foods but can make do with other options
- Child is upset if not getting a favored food; may whine or fuss briefly
- Preference for carbohydrates
“Extreme” picky eating is more likely with these characteristics:
- Beginning with the introduction of solids or earlier
- Often associated with medical, anatomic, or developmental challenges
- Child may be inordinately fearful or anxious around new foods
- Child prefers carbohydrates and may avoid entire food groups, most often vegetables and meats
- Associated with sensory processing diagnoses, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or autism spectrum disorders
- More likely to involve deficiencies of nutrients (such as iron), but growth may be normal
Light news article about feeding disorders focusing on Mount Washington Pediatric Feeding program 45
Article about Marcus Institute for Feeding and their development of iEAT, an app for the iPad.App appears to be in development stage.
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