Strategies For Treating ARFID

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February 7, 2020

Strategies for Treating ARFID:

Discovering New Foods Together


While symptoms of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) frequently begin early in childhood, patients often present to eating disorders treatment during latency, adolescence and sometimes as young adults. The resulting gap between onset and specialty care results in significant medical and nutritional co-morbidity and risk. ARFID also substantially impacts quality of life. Rigid eating patterns can negatively influence social and cultural development and experience. Patients and their families have frequently been working for significant periods of time to identify a diagnosis and obtain care. They often report that their concerns have not been validated or addressed. This workshop will provide current conceptualization for ARFID identification, along with the most current recommendations for treatment intervention across the continuum of care. Specific guidance to contrast the needs of ARFID patients within the eating disorders milieu will be addressed. Nominal group technique will be employed to help participants apply learned content to their practice setting.

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Leah L. Graves RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED

Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Service

Friday, February 7, 2020

8:30am – 11:00am



Sheraton Crescent (Crestview Room)
2620 W Dunlap Ave (17 & Dunlap)
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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8:30 – 9:00am
Breakfast & Networking
Announcements & Intros
10:45 – 11:00am
Questions & Networking




Continuing Education

1.5 CE’s Provided By  


FREE parking, Breakfast Included


$30 IAEDP Members & Students (Advance)
$35 Non-Members (Advance)

Registration Opens January 6th, 2020!

*Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable but they can be transferred to another person if you let us know








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Price goes up to $40 at the door!

Leah L. Graves RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S, FAED


Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services

She is a founding member and fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders who has treated individuals with eating disorders for over 30 years. Leah has presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Symposium, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in addition to numerous regional conferences and has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders.  She is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and clinical supervision.

Strategies for Treating ARFID: Discovering New Foods Together


This presentation will discuss how historically clinical presentations of eating disorders were stable and recently have morphed and diversified.  Three eating pathologies that have recently emerged will be discussed and these include The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1), Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. In addition, the presentation will explore why the acceleration in variety of presentations may be occurring.


At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least 2 differences between ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa
  • List the 3 proposed subcategories for ARFID and understand where they may overlap
  • Identify at least one strategy for treatment for each subtype of ARFID that can be applied within the scope of care



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iaedp™ Foundation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5912.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. iaedp Foundation is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. iaedp is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider, under Provider #IN004 recognized by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Veritas Collaborative is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Veritas Collaborative maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Course meets criteria for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for psychologists.

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