Resources for Picky Eating and ARFID

Almost every parent that struggles with picky eaters looks for help feeding them. However, they don’t always know where to look. First, they should sign up for my emails to get weekly help from a recovering extreme picky eater (*nudge nudge*). Then they should check out the following resources for picky eating and ARFID. These are some of my favorites! Because I am learning too, these are resources I’m studying and will refer to often in my blog posts. So, read on and learn more about picky eating, ARFID, and feeding your child.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Jennifer J. Thomas and Kamryn T. Eddy

Blog Posts

What is ARFID?

As I said in last week’s post, I have dealt with picky eating my whole life. It went beyond pure childlike stubbornness (though I don’t doubt I was guilty of doing that once or twice in my life) and didn’t end after I got out of my parents’ home and into the adult world. This … Read More

My Resources for Picky Eating and ARFID

I have created several of my own resources for picky eating and ARFID that I think will find useful.

Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace by Klein Otr/L Med Faota, Marsha Dunn

Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children, Including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions by Gillian Harris and Elizabeth Shea

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2013.

Kenney L, Walsh B. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) – Defining ARFID. Eating Disorders Review, Gurze Books, 2013; Vol 24, Issue 3.


The Picky Palate (check out the Picky Palate Cookbook too!)

Jenny Friedman – Austin Nutritionist


Effects of repeated exposure on acceptance of initially disliked vegetables in 7-month old infants