Books I Recommend
These are some of the ones that got me started in the world of nutrition and autism and are the ones that I keep returning to for reference, guidance, and enjoyment.
Raising healthy eaters
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense a must-read for parents about basic nutrition and rational feeding tips for infants and young children, including the Division of Responsibility that outlines the parents’ and child’s role in feeding and eating
Fearless Feeding How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School an essential guide to understanding and improving any child's eating habits; you’ll get tools for leading kids of any age to the path to healthy eating
Food Rules an Eater’s Manual a simple beautiful guide on basic “food rules” that we should follow, but don’t… such as don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food!
French Kids Eat Everything an entertaining read about a family with young children who moves to France and is forced to embrace French food culture; it’s a lighthearted exploration into the relationship between culture and eating norms
Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook written by an MD and SLP, this book explains how to avoid the picky eater trap, identify special feeding needs, and foster a healthy food-loving family
For selective eaters
Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables the book I wish I wrote myself! With 100 activities and recipes, this book encourages kids to get hands-on with food to expand their palates and learn to love vegetables
Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Childs Diet I gobbled this one up in just a few days! I use this framework with families and parents love how easy it is to execute at home
Helping your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders a good read if you suspect your child is experiencing more than just standard selectivity; this book explores some of the reasons behind extreme picky eating and offers solutions you can try at home
Eating for Autism a step-by-step nutrition plan that discusses healthy eating, supplements, and special diets for autism