Advancing Dietetics in Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

This is a new course designed to introduce dietitians to the dietetic assessment and treatment of ARFID in adults and children. It will be useful for dietitians working in community, mental health and acute settings. The course will be presented by dietitians with many years of experience working in the field and will include case studies, practical sessions and opportunities for discussion. There will be signposting to a wide range of resources and references.

The course will cover the assessment process, treatment pathways, how to manage ARFID within an MDT, and also where there is no specific ARFID pathway.  Topics will include taking a focussed history, medical risk and practising within scope, vitamin and mineral supplementation, managing in different environments, practical sessions on food exposure, and sensory considerations.

Target Audience:

Dietitians supporting children or adults with ARFID


To provide dietitians supporting children and adults with ARFID with the essential knowledge and skills required to work in this area.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand what ARFID is and its different presentations
  • To be able to differentiate ARFID from other eating disorders
  • To undertake a dietetic assessment specific for ARFID
  • To understand the treatment/interventions for ARFID
  • To understand how to support clients on managing to eat in different environments
  • To understand the importance of supporting parents holistically
  • To appreciate MDT working for ARFID

Full programme coming soon

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