Like any mom, you’re worried if your child is eating the right amount of food.
Feeding a picky eater with autism is no easy feat. At this point I feel like I’ve heard it all - every challenge, meltdown, rigid preference, food restriction, and more. That’s all to say: I know what you’re up against. And I know the challenges are real.
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.
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.
What is the most frustrating autism picky eating advice you’ve received?