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Autism and Nutrition: 3 Ways to Maximize Nutrition for Picky Eaters

Autism parents worry that their picky eaters aren’t consuming the right nutrients. They see their child eating a limited number of foods, restricting entire food groups, refusing supplements, and eating only certain textures. Is it really possible such limited diet provides all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients a child needs to thrive and grow?

3 Opportunities for Parents to Improve Picky Eating in Autism

Autistic children tend to respond well with immediate feedback and support, so the next time you’re frustrated with your child during a meal, take a look at your own actions. Are you visibly stressed? Are you eating alongside your child? Do you show him that you enjoy eating? You want to be a positive role model and cheerleader for your child.