Restrictive eating: Refers to children who take little interest or enjoyment from food. They may eat a wide range of foods, but in small quantities. There is no evidence of mood disturbance, body image distortions or preoccupations with weight or shape. These children are at risk for energy deficits during adolescence, as growth and developmental changes drive the need for increased nutritional intake. Source: Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh, Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, 3rd edition, p. 44.
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