Sunday: July 30
THE SECRET LIVES OF FUSSY EATERS
Everyone knows a fussy toddler who won’t eat their greens. But some people don’t grow out of it, refusing to eat anything except a narrow range of mostly beige food – chips, white bread, chicken nuggets – and anything else fills them with deep disgust.
They suffer from a newly identified and very serious eating disorder called ARFID – Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
This Sunday Special documentary goes inside the homes and diets of some of these young Kiwis – including teenage Jake Thompson, who ended up with such severe malnutrition he went blind.
Produced by Gibson Group