Food chaining: a systematic approach for the treatment of children with feeding aversion

Nutr Clin Pract. 2006 Apr;21(2):182-4. doi: 10.1177/0115426506021002182.


Food chaining has been developed as a systematic method for the treatment of children with extreme food selectivity. Food chaining is an individualized, non-threatening, home-based feeding program designed to expand food repertoire by emphasizing similar features between accepted and targeted food items. This chart review illustrates the efficacy of food chaining in treating aversive feeding disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Conditioning, Psychological*
  • Feeding Behavior / physiology
  • Feeding Behavior / psychology
  • Female
  • Food
  • Food Preferences / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Phobic Disorders / psychology*
  • Phobic Disorders / therapy*
  • Reinforcement, Psychology*
  • Retrospective Studies