Tips for Picky Eating & ARFID, with Jenny Thomas

If you’re raising a child with picky eating or ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), chances are you have some questions, like:

  • When you have a picky eater with strong preferences, should you cater to their short list of acceptable foods?
  • Is picky eating just a preference or is it a form of anxiety or phobia?
  • Should you reward picky eaters for trying new foods?
  • What’s the best way to introduce new foods?

Listen as Harvard professor Jenny Thomas, PhD, co-author of The Picky Eater’s Recovery Book, shares research-based answers to these questions and more. 

Dr. Thomas' full talk on picky eating and ARFID is available in Bright & Quirky’s video library, accessible through the Bright & Quirky IdeaLab parent learning community.