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More than 'picky eating': Living with ARFID

Nihal finds out more about avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder after a teenager who only ate chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat suffered irreparable sight loss.

Children and adults refusing to eat certain foods is just a fact of life for many of us but in some cases, not eating a nutritional balanced diet in childhood can lead to serious health problems.

Experts are warning about the dangers of extreme selective eating after a 17 year-old suffered irreparable sight loss after eating only chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat since leaving primary school.

Tests revealed he had severe vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition from his eating disorder: avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

Nihal Arthanayake speaks to people with ARFID, dietitians and food experts to find out more about the condition and how to manage it.

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