Food jags - Overview
Refusal to eat; Fear of new foods
Definition of Food jags:
A food jag is when a child will only eat one food item meal after meal. Some other common childhood eating behaviors that can cause alarm in many parents include fear of new foods and refusal to eat what is served.
At times children's eating habits are a way for them to feel independent. This marks normal development in children.
- Reviewed last on: 11/30/2009
- David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine.
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