Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), also known as “extreme picky eating,” is an eating disorder impacting thousands of Americans, particularly children. It can result in failure to gain developmentally-appropriate weight, reduced energy levels, malnutrition and various developmental delays.

Walden Behavioral Care’s Rebekah Bardwell Doweyko helps you better understand ARFID in this brief video:

In this video, you’ll learn more about ARFID including:

• What is ARFID?
• Who does ARFID impact?
• What are common warning signs of ARFID?
• What are some examples of ARFID cases?
• How does ARFID differ from picky eating?
• What should you do if you suspect your child/loved one has ARFID?

For more information on ARFID, including treatment resources, click here.