Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a serious condition within which individuals restrict food intake due to extreme picky eating, sensory issues and / or an adverse event involving food or the feeding process. Unlike anorexia nervosa, those with ARFID typically do not have body image disturbances. Unlike normal, latency-age picky eating, those living with ARFID typically do not grow out of their restrictive eating patterns without treatment.

Watch this video of Amanda Smith, LICSW, Assistant Program Director, Walden Behavioral Care – Peabody clinic to learn how you as a provider can most effectively help those living with ARFID.