LIVING WITH ARFID
Conversations with Experts and Professionals about Selective Food Refusal
Rita Maris (1976) is an expert in the field of ARFID: two of her children have been diagnosed with ARFID.
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A child has ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) if they eat too little and/or very selectively because of decreased interest in food, sensitivity to the sensory features of food, or irrational thoughts about (the aversive consequences of) eating certain foods. Children can become socially isolated as a result, because in addition to a meal coming back three times a day, eating at school is difficult, treats have to be declined and holidays (with food unknown to them) are problematic, a child also no longer dares to participate. participate in activities such as children's parties, sleepovers and a school camp. Research into this disorder is still ongoing and much is still unknown. Parents and caregivers are often at a loss and can often count on a lack of understanding for what others see only as "pickyness" or spoiled behavior. They need professional information and advice as well as recognition and recognition from fellow sufferers. In Surviving with ARFID, both professionals and experiential experts have their say. Collaboration was provided by, among others, Prof. Dr. Sandra Mulkens, Professor of Nutrition and Eating Disorders, Prof. Dr. Remco Havermans, Professor of Youth, Nutrition and Health, Thomas Fondelli, psychotherapist and author of the book Autism and Eating Problems, Prof. dr. Dr. Wouter Staal, Professor by Special Appointment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, various specialists from SeysCentra and Altrecht Eating Disorders Rintveld, specialists within the eating teams of the WKZ, and the AUMC and many others who are professionally involved in guiding children with ARFID and their parents. The combination of professional information and experience stories offers everyone involved with ARFID a wealth of information, recognition and tips.
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