Picky eaters: Discretion or disorder?


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Hour 2

Do you know someone who only eats certain foods like pizza, grilled cheese or cereal? Many of us do and it turns out not all of them are children. For thousands of adults picky eating is a problem they continue to grapple with on a daily basis. Turned off by foods with certain colors, textures or smells, adult picky eaters have an extremely small palate, making many of them embarrassed to eat in public. Many picky eaters say they would like to eat differently, but they just don’t know how. The American Psychological Association has even taken notice and is considering whether or not picky eating should be classified as an eating disorder in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Joining us today to help us better understand picky eaters is ABIGAIL NATENSHON, a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. And then we’ll find out what it’s like being a picky eater when BOB KRAUSE, founder of a website and support group for picky eaters, Pickyeatingadults.com, joins the conversation.

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