Eating problems in children: Information for parents
Claudine Fox and Carol Joughin
The majority of pre-school children
will, at some time in the first five years of life experience some
problems with eating. For example, they may only eat a small number
of different foods, eat very little or refuse to eat altogether.
For most of these children, this is a passing phase, which they
will grow out of. However, for some, the eating problem is more
severe, may be longer lasting and cause high anxiety for parents
This book provides parents and
carers with information regarding eating problems in children
between the ages of 5 and 12 years, in order to provide support and
reduce the anxiety that is often caused by having a child who has
problems with eating.
The book tackles issues such
- The different types of eating problems that children can suffer
from, including case examples.
- How many children suffer from problematic eating.
- The causes of eating problems in children.
- The different types of professionals who treat children with
- The type of treatment available for children with eating
- The long-term outlook for children who suffer from problematic
1. What types of eating
problems do children suffer from?
- Identifying eating problems in children
- Types of eating problems in children
- Eating problems and age groups
2. How many children suffer
from eating problems?
- What do we know?
- Is the number of children who suffer from eating problems
3. What causes eating problems
- Why do some children have problems with eating?
- Are some children more likely to suffer from eating problems
4. Who treats children with
- What types of professionals treat children with eating
- What about specialist services for children with eating
5. What type of treatment is
available for children with eating problems?
- To whom should you go to begin
- What does specialist treatment
- What types of treatment are
- What should I do if my child
6. What is the long-term
outlook for children with eating problems?
- What is the outlook for…?
- What effect can eating problems have
on growth and development?
7. Need more
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