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Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

An approach to grow nutrition preferences.

ARFID is a specific eating disorder, typically first presenting in childhood, but can be seen across the lifespan. People who have ARFID tend to be selective eaters and, oftentimes, have a limited range of preferred foods. This may lead to poor overall nutrition depending on their eating habits and may impact social food experiences. While a period of selective eating (neophobia) is typical in young children, those with ARFID may have signficant difficulty incorporating new foods. They may avoid foods due to sensory characters, feared reactions, and/or have a limited appeite. 


A registered dietitian is an essential member of the treatment team for ARFID. Alyssa and her team have extensive experience working with people of all ages struggling with ARFID.  

Areas of Focus

  • Emotional Addiction

  • Disordered Eating

  • Pediatric/Adolescent Nutrition

  • Family Nutrition

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Intuitive Eating

  • Anorexia Nervosa

  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake (ARFID)

  • Binge Eating Disorder

  • Bulimia Nervosa

  • Other Specified Feeding and            Eating Disorders (OSFED)

  • Orthorexia

  • Exercise Addiction

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