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.
What is it about kids and throwing food?
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 most common myths about picky eaters with autism (plus the real truth so you know exactly what you’re dealing with!)