Campus News

Picky predicament

A recent article published in the journal Pediatrics found that children who are moderate to severely picky eaters have higher rates of anxiety and depression in later years.

Leann Birch, the William “Bill” Flatt Childhood Obesity Professor in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences, commented on the study in an article by The Wall Street Journal.

Birch, who wasn’t involved in the study, said, “It brings up a lot of interesting issues in terms of the fact that (selective eating) might have long-term consequences.”