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New York Times - "Picky Eating in Children Linked to Anxiety, Depression and A.D.H.D."


The Washington Post - "Your kids' picky eating may not be so harmless after all"


Associated Press - "Most picky eating harmless, but it can signal emotional woes."


CBS News - "Picky eating in kids could be sign of bigger health concerns"


Forbes - "Study Ties Picky Eating in Preschoolers to Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and Family Problems"

CNN - "Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes"


NY Magazine - "When a Kid's Picky Eating Isn't Just About Food"


Good - "If Your Kid is a Picky eater, It Could Signal Something Far Worse"

The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Picky eating: Why it's not a little problem"


WebMD (US) - "FAQ:  Kids and Picky Eating" - "Picky Eating May Be Sign of Anxiety, Depression" - "Picky eating linked with psychiatric problems in kids, study finds" - "Picky Eating Could Signal Emotional Woes"


The Guardian - "Picky eaters may grow into depressed and anxious kids, research suggests"


Economic Times - "Picky eating may indicate anxiety in kids"

VICE - "The Private Hell of an Adult Picky Eater"

Dr. Zucker in U.S. News & World Report on "Adult 'Picky Eaters' on What Parents Did Right and Wrong." (November, 2021).

Dr. Zucker & Dr. Guillermo Sapiro in ANINews (In) "Study finds strategies to help 'picky eaters' deal with food aversions."  (November, 2021).

Dr. Zucker featured in an article about how "Picky eaters respond very well to support." (November, 2021). 

Dr. Zucker featured in Consumer Affairs about how "Positive encouragement may help picky eaters with food aversions, study finds." Consumer Affairs. (November, 2021).

Dr. Zucker featured in Bored Panda on "30 Ingenious Ways Parents Tricked Their Kids Into Eating Healthy Foods." (January, 2022).


Wall Street Journal - "What Picky Eating Might Mean for Children Later"


NBC News - "Picky eaters: setting the table for success"


NPR - "When a child’s picky eating becomes more than a nuisance" - "Here's Why You Should Take Your Child's Picky Eating Seriously"


New York Daily Times - "Picky eaters may be more likely to develop emotional troubles: study"

ABC Nightline featured the problem of picky eating by following the story of a young girl and her family who sought help from a program offered at the Duke Center for Eating Disorders led by Nancy Zucker, PhD.  (September 2010)


The Daily Beast - "Pickiness:  The Secret Eating Disorder Nobody's Talking About"  (March, 2012) - Dr. Zucker and others on 3 Myths about Picking Eating in Parents (March 2012)


The Wall Street Journal highlights the creation of the first national public registry of picky eating by researchers at Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh.  Nancy Zucker, Director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders, explains increasing efforts to study and help adults grappling with debilitating pick eating behavior in this article "No Age Limit on Picky Eating".  (July 2010)  

The BBC News US and Canada also covered the issue of adult picky eating and the new public registry aimed at understanding why some people struggle with eating certain foods - a problem so severe it interferes with many aspects of their personal and professional lives.  "This is an area that is vastly under-explored," Nancy Zucker tells the BBC. (August 2010)


Dr. Nancy Zucker, featured on, discusses why adult picky eaters may actually have an eating disorder. (November 2010)


Dr. Zucker in Time Magazine on Selective Eating Disorder (SED) in adults. more (December 2010)

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