International Journal of Home Science
2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 1, PART D
Pica: An eating disorder in children
Author(s): Tandon Palak and Gupta Alka
Pica is an act or habit of eating non-food items such as stone, bricks, chalk, soap, paper, soil etc., It occurs in children who actually start seeing the world through the oral cavity. There are many theories behind it such as iron and zinc deficiency etc. Pica is sometimes a culturally sanctioned practice and may not be pathological. Although pica is the most common eating disorder in individuals with developmental disabilities and children, in this case there was no history of childhood developmental disabilities.
How to cite this article:
Tandon Palak, Gupta Alka. Pica: An eating disorder in children. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(1):207-209.