Children who are picky eaters are at an increased risk of developing anorexia during their teen years. Those who overeat as children are at higher risk of binge eating disorders. Persistent undereating during childhood increased the risk of developing anorexia in teen years by 6% for girls.
Picky eating in children may not be a result of tricky behavior, it could actually be down to genetics. Researchers identify two genes associated with picky eating.