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These are the 10 most successful tips to help your autistic picky eater eat better.
I know. It’s hard to see the glass half full when your child eats only one specific shape of macaroni and cheese from that one specific brand. But after helping so many very selective eaters with autism expand their diets to include more foods, I now see potential when parents share their child’s minimal food list.
How you act and what you say has a surprising impact on how and what your child eats. Just as gushing about how tasty a food is can inspire your child to eat, negative comments are known to discourage children from eating new foods.
As a nutritionist who works with children on the autism spectrum, the primary concern I hear from parents is that their child won’t try new foods. Autism picky eating is extremely common - anywhere from 50 to over 80% of parents report picky eating in a child on the spectrum.