Following on from our webinar on ’ARFID – Nutritional Management’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar. If you missed the live webinar, you can register to watch the recording.

British Dietetic Association ARFID Position Statement


ARFID Position Statement (2022). British Dietetic Association. 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR) (2023). American Psychiatric Association.

International Classification of Diseases for mortality and morbidity statistics (11th Revision) (2018). World Health Organisation (WHO). 


Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinical Implications for Assessment and Management (2021). Farag et al. Clinical and neurodevelopmental presentations of children with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

Towards an evidence-based out-patient care pathway for children and young people with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (2021). Bryant-Waugh R et al.  Proposed evidence-informed framework for care

Macro- and Micronutrient Intake in Children with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (2021). Schmidt et al. Those with ARFID met only 20-30% RNI most micronutrients

Vitamin D levels of the healthy infants using oral spray or drop form of vitamin D supplement in the first year of life (2021). Unsur et al. Study findings suggest that the infants using oral spray form have higher VD levels compared to oral drop form

Peeking into the future: Transdermal patches for the delivery of micronutrient supplements (2021). Grammatikopoulou G M et al. The transdermal delivery seems promising with regard to nutritional supplementation

Nutritional Deficiency Disease Secondary to ARFID Symptoms Associated with Autism and the Broad Autism Phenotype (2020). Yule S et al. Qualitative Systematic Review of Case Reports and Case Series

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Children, Adolescents, & Adults (2019). Thomas et al. There is no evidence-based psychological treatment suitable for all forms of ARFID at this time

A diet high in processed foods, total carbohydrates and added sugars, and low in vegetables and protein is characteristic of youth with avoidant/restrictive food intake (2019).H

arshman et al. Our results support the need for diet diversification as part of therapeutic interventions for ARFID to reduce risk for nutrient insufficiencies and related complications

Growth and body composition in children who are picky eaters (2019). Taylor et al. A The prevalence of thinness amongst some picky eaters is notable, suggesting that some children may need specific early identification, intervention and growth surveillance.


Sub-group of the BDA Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) specialist group 


WebsiteARFID Short Course

Resource Centre

ARFID: An Introduction to diagnosis and management  – Training Course


@thorntonwood (Twitter) and @claretwdiet (Instagram) for Clare Thornton Wood (webinar speaker)

@PaedDietitian (Twitter) and @rosanpaediatricdietitian (Instagram) for Dr Rosan Meyer (webinar chair)


Eating Disorders in the Community (2022). Webinar with Priya Tew


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