Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Previously known as a “feeding disorder of infancy and early childhood”
Individuals with this disorder experience disturbed eating either due to a lack of interest in eating or a distaste for certain smells, tastes, colors, textures or temperatures.


Common symptoms include:

  • Nutrient deficiencies or dependence on supplements or tube feeding
  • Eating habits that interfere with normal social functions
  • Weight loss or poor development for age and height