Up until very recently, I believed that I must be the only Picky Eating Adult on the planet. I thought I was a freak of nature in that respect. So of course, I never actually looked on the web for information on it, because it never occurred to me that there would be any. I’d have been more likely to google “flying pigs” than “picky eating adults”.
Since I’ve discovered that I’m not the only one though, and in the course of setting up this site, I’ve begun to have a look at what resources are out there. I’m trying to collect together links to as much information as possible. In the course of all this, I was looking at the eating disorders site ANRED, which, as I’ve mentioned on the What Causes Picky Eating page does have some information on picky eating, but only in the context of children. Until today, that is.
I emailed the site to get more details on the source of the information, and I just casually mentioned that it would be really nice if the website acknowledged that picky eating adults exist. You know, I didn’t know whether they’d pay any attention, but I just thought I’d mention it.
And just now, quite to my surprise, they have emailed me back, and guess what? They’ve changed their picky eating page so that it’s not just about children! Not only do they now acknowledge us, but they’ve also added a special section of advice at the bottom just for adults! I know it’s a small thing, but I feel so pleased.
I think I shall make it my project to get every eating disorder site that doesn’t already mention us to do so. We’ve been invisible for so long.