Food/Eating problems

Children can experience a number of difficulties when it comes to eating. At times, they may be fussy or refuse to sit at the table. However, for some children the difficulties may be more problematic and psychological factors inhibit appropriate dietary requirements resulting in malnutrition and stunted growth, among other physiological concerns. If your child refuses to eat and you are concerned about their health, see a doctor and make an appointment with Marsden Clinical Psychology for an assessment of food/eating related problems. Dr Marsden can help to explore the barriers to your child’s eating problems and will create an individually tailored treatment plan in collaboration with your GP for the treatment of these psychological difficulties.