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Super Fussy Eaters – Listen to this!

The new DSM-5, the latest diagnostic manual of psychological disorders, apparently lists a new one – Selective Eating Disorder.  These are the super-fussy kids, who really struggle to put different foods in their mouths.  This is much more than just being finicky and is classed as a phobic response to foods that look and feel different from the child’s usual repertoire of food, coupled with hyper-sensitivity to some of the physical characteristics of those foods.  If your child sounds like this, then listen to this program from ABC Radio National’s Second Bite program.

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The expert interviewed in the program, Dr Gillian Harris from the Children’s Hospital Birmingham in the UK, also has this helpful information about food refusal.