A behavioural intervention in a child with feeding problems

Jacqueline Blissett, Gillian Greville-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
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002


  • child
  • failure to thrive
  • intervention
  • feeding problems


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