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Covid has ‘heightened’ eating anxieties, say experts

Covid has ‘heightened’ eating anxieties, say experts

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Vickie RichardsonPhoenix Richardson is 15 and one of his favourite things to eat is chorizo. Cook it on a raclette and you have food heaven. Food hell includes a very long list of things, as is true for others with his condition, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID. When the pandemic hit, Phoenix's mum, Vickie, was frantically buying up "safe" foods he would eat. Pasta and sausages was their shopping stockpile, not toilet roll. The Covid outbreak has been particularly difficult for people affected by eating disorders, says the charity Beat.Spokesman Tom Quinn said demand for their helpline "soared" as a result."It's not surprising," he explained, "as those affected and their families have had to cope with extreme changes to their daily routines, support networks and care pl...