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Feeding Disorders in Children

A feeding disorder in children involves problems associated with the intake of food. The child may refuse to eat, or limit what and how much they eat. In addition to affecting the child’s health, a feeding disorder can affect family functioning and limit the child’s participation in social activities that involve eating with others. If a child exhibits any of the following behaviours, this may indicate a feeding disorder.

  • Gagging or choking while attempting to eat or while attempting to eat certain textures
  • Aspirating on food (drawing food into respiratory tract)
  • Refusing to eat
  • Vomiting while attempting to eat
  • Coughing while attempting to eat
  • Pocketing their food in their cheek
  • Playing with their food
  • Attempting to hide or displace their food
  • Disrupting meals with intense emotional outbursts

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