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Lunch and Learn: Is It Picky Eating or Could It Be Something More?
May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Come and learn about Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID. If your child, adolescent or young adult avoids certain food they could be a picky eater. However, if “picky eating” is preventing them from nutritional growth or causing them to cut out major food groups this could be ARFID. Sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain foods. “Safe” foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted individuals will exclude whole food groups, such as fruits or vegetables. Sometimes excluded foods can be refused based on color. Some may only like very hot or very cold foods, very crunchy or hard-to-chew foods, or very soft foods, or avoid sauces. Come and learn about the differences and options for getting help, if needed.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
Dr. Michel is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and related conditions as well as mood and anxiety disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and has been involved in eating disorder prevention, education, and advocacy efforts throughout her career.
Prior to partnering with Eating Recovery Center in 2015, Dr. Michel founded and directed The Woodlands Eating Disorders Center, a clinic specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.
In addition to provision of clinical care, Dr. Michel presents educational lectures to professionals, schools, and the general community to increase awareness and understanding of eating disorders as well as facilitate treatment. She has published articles, book chapters, and a book on eating disorders. Dr. Michel maintains her status as a clinical faculty member at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a founding member of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists and serves on its Executive Board as President. She is a current member of the Academy For Eating Disorders’ (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee and past Co-Chair of AED’s Advocacy and Communications Committee as well as a member of the National Eating Disorders Association.