Food refusal in children: A review of the literature

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Food refusal is a severe feeding problem in which children refuse to eat all or most foods presented and exhibit problems with growth. This review discusses the definition, etiology, and interventions pertaining to food refusal. The interventions utilized for food refusal typically consist of several treatment components. These treatment components are reviewed and implications for future interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-633
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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