A behavioural intervention in a child with feeding problems

J. Blissett, G. Harris

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Aim. This case study aimed to describe an intervention with a 2-year-old child with growth problems and moderately severe feeding difficulties. Method. The intervention was based on cognitive behavioural principles and psycho-physiological techniques, and focused on reducing parental anxiety and returning the control of feeding to the child. Results. The child's feeding behaviour considerably improved over a 6-month period, and growth and weight were significantly increased. These positive changes have been maintained for a 3-year subsequent period. Conclusion. The principles described can be applied to children with a wide range of feeding problems with multivariate causes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Issue number4
Early online date1 Aug 2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding problems
  • Intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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