Eating is tricky. Especially for kids with autism. Children with autism face many barriers to eating: sensory issues, rigid preferences, and fear of new foods are some of the most common ones I see.
In our first session together, Lisa was really excited about bringing more routine into her meals and creating a mealtime schedule. She thought Eli would actually really like that. She worried, though, that he wouldn’t do well with not getting what he wanted, having new foods on his plate, and eating the family meal.
When should I offer new foods to my fussy eater with autism?
I often see parents over think the simple act of offering new foods. I get why. Serving new foods to a particular eater with autism can result in meltdowns, messes, and miserable meals.
These are the 10 most successful tips to help your autistic picky eater eat better.
Although autism is primarily a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, some studies suggest there is an inflammatory component of the condition. While there is no strong evidence to support any one particular diet for treating or curing autism, diet can have a significant impact on the body’s inflammation.