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Selective Eating revisited

posted by Julie O'Toole on November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm

I recently blogged on one of the childhood eating disorders (incidentally not yet recognized as such in the DSM system) called selective eating.  I got a deluge of parental comment and interest, which I would like to try and address here.

What exactly is selective eating?

Selective eating (SE) is a condition present since earliest childhood where a child eats only a very narrow range of foods and refuses all others and yet where his or her linear growth is normal. Such children are…

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Flawed science: scary ramifications

posted by Julie O'Toole on September 28, 2012 at 3:23pm

Recently an article was published looking at the caloric intake of children at various ages and the relationship of this intake to their weight.  The article was published in the respected journal Pediatrics and picked up across cyberspace in various medical information processing and reporting sites.  What was not picked up were the little words: “not statistically significant.”

Deeply held beliefs, paradigms, and explanations of the world that make intuitive sense whether or not…

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Well, we tried

posted by Julie O'Toole on April 29, 2011 at 3:12pm

There was a recent call for proposals for presentations/workshops from NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) for the 2011 conference. I responded to this by offering to conduct a workshop for clinicians on "A Systematic Approach to the Treatment of Food Phobia". It was rejected.

I think the many posts here from desperate parents whose children exhibit symptoms of food phobia and who cannot seem to find anyone else to treat them successfully attest to the need for further…

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