Parents want to know how to help their child with autism eat more veggies and the question that will eventually follow is “what vegetables should I feed by picky eater?”
Many kids with autism eat lunches that are gluten-free, casein/dairy-free, and also nut-free. I recommend that children on the spectrum eat as many real whole foods as possible and limit processed foods with tons of added ingredients and chemicals. Many children also feel better avoiding foods like soy. These lunch ideas check all of those boxes.
Bone broth is one of the foods that may help autism symptoms and is worth considering incorporating into your child’s diet.
Feeding problems are seen in the vast majority of children with autism. Contributing factors include medical problems, psychological barriers, nutritional deficits, sensory disorder, oral-motor dysfunction, and environmental causes. These factors - alone or together - lead to food selectivity in up to 87% of children on the spectrum.
Feeding a child with autism can be a challenge. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. While the manifestation of autism symptoms is unique in each individual, behavioral barriers, food anxiety, limited diets, and sensory aversions are common challenges that complicate eating for kids on the spectrum.