Pinderfields Hospital

Pupil Referral Unit

ARFID and Food Avoidant Behaviours

Many of the children who attend our settings demonstrate food avoidant behaviours, often linked to other special needs such as Autism.

We provide advice and support for parents to enable them to support their child at home, and deliver programmes such as Fun with Food in settings to develop greater food tolerances.

Information about our approaches to supporting pupils with this can be requested directly from each site and there are some useful links below. 

Please also enjoy this short video which showcases some of the ways in which we support pupils in setting to overcome some of their barriers around food and eating.

Selective eating support advice can be found here.

Information about ARFID can be found here.