Do you wonder if your child’s hesitancy or even unwillingness to try new foods is because he or she is anxious to do so? Could it be that anxiety is playing a bigger role for your child? Sure, all kids can be picky, but kids with feeding issues may have extreme picky eating habits or highly selective eating.
This is your opportunity to learn about anxiety in children from one of the top experts in the field, Dr. Jonathan Dalton, founder of the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change (CABC) in Rockville, MD, a private treatment center dedicated to using evidence-based treatment for patients with anxiety disorders. Joined by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, an international speaker and the author of four books on feeding children (especially the picky eater), the two professionals share advice for both parents and professionals.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, “Children who don’t outgrow normal picky eating, or in whom picky eating is severe, appear to more likely to develop Avoidant Restrictive Intake Disorder (ARFID)” and many kids with ARFID also have a “co-occurring anxiety disorder.”
Watch as two experts share their unique knowledge of how anxiety plays a crucial role in picky and selective eating in children.