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.
What’s a reasonable amount of time when introducing a new food to the time of acceptance of it?
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.
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.