Picky eating during childhood: a longitudinal study to age 11 years.

  title={Picky eating during childhood: a longitudinal study to age 11 years.},
  author={Anthony Joseph Mascola and Susan W. Bryson and William Stewart Agras},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  volume={11 4},
Picky eating is a common disorder during childhood often causing considerable parental anxiety. This study examined the incidence, point prevalence, persistence and characteristics of picky eating in a prospective study of 120 children and their parents followed from 2 to 11 years. At any given age between 13% and 22% of the children were reported to be picky eaters. Incidence declined over time whereas point prevalence increased indicating that picky eating is often a chronic problem with 40… CONTINUE READING

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