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Picky Eating Disorder Specialist, Nutrition Therapist and Treatment in the St. Louis Area, Missouri, and Illinois

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What is picky eating disorder?

Picky eating, which is also known as selective eating or food neophobia, consists of limited food variety, reluctance to try new foods, and aversions to certain taste, textures, or even colors of food.

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Is picky eating an eating disorder?

Picky eating may be considered a feeding disorder or a form of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). If left untreated, it can be severe, leading to compromised growth, nutritional deficiencies, and significant distress for the person suffering when it comes to social gatherings.

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What is the difference between a picky eater and food aversion?

Both picky eating and food aversions both involve selective eating habits, however food aversions are typically more intense. Regardless, both eating concerns should be further evaluated and treated sooner than later by a registered dietitian.

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Is there therapy for picky eaters?

Absolutely! Picky eating is frustrating for the person suffering and their family. It can lead to meal time battles, anxiety and stress for all. Nutrition therapy can play a vital role in helping the patient or parent to overcome their fears and concerns around specific foods and feel confident in feeding their child. 

Can a nutritionist help picky eaters?

A dietitian can help to ease the tension one may feel when it comes to introducing new foods outside of their “safe foods.” While individualized, we like to build a hierarchy of foods and work our way up to expand on the overall intake that one feels safe with consuming.

Does picky eating go away?

Picky eating can be a normal phase of developmental stages, especially in toddlers, but it can also continue into adulthood and become rather frustrating for those suffering, in addition to concerning for family members. If it prolongs for an extended period of time, we highly recommend making an appointment with one of our dietitians to expand on food intake sooner than later.

Our Team of Dietitian Nutritionists and  Eating Disorder Specialists in the Greater St. Louis Area

Branz Nutrition Counseling is a team of certified eating disorder dietitians who provide compassionate care to those struggling with their relationship to food. Our approach is weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+, and social justice-oriented, which means that we believe that everyone deserves access to quality care. 

 

We can't wait to meet you!

With locations in Illinois and Missouri, we offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. And, we are licensed to provide Telehealth nutrition therapy to  patients around the country.

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We see clients in person in the St. Louis area, Missouri, Illinois, and from around the country via Telehealth. Learn more here.

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Make An Appointment

What service do you need? Schedule a 15-minute discovery call, free of charge. It is a great way for a dietitian on our team to get to know you and your unique needs.

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Be paired with the dietitian nutritionist on our team and get continued support with one of our online groups. One-on-one counseling, in-person, or virtual. WE TAKE INSURANCE!

Take Control of Your Life

Heal your relationship with food and your body. Choose the best foods for your unique needs. Get the tools you need to live a healthy life. Receive continued support.

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