Category Archives for "Autism and Food"

Articles that focus on staying well, eating right and healthy recipes.

Great Ways to Improve Life and Social Skills In the Kitchen

Great Ways to Improve Life and Social Skills In the Kitchen https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/great-ways-improve-life-skills/

As a food-loving dietitian, I’m probably biased. Still, I believe that one of the most valuable experiences for raising a healthy child on the spectrum is spending time in the kitchen. Parents often give me a curious look when I suggest this. It sounds like a lot of mess. And is it safe? Yes, with […]

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Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help

Why Some Kids With ASD Won’t Eat And How to Get Help https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/some-kids-asd-wont-eat/

The phrase “picky eating” is often misused when describing the eating habits of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This over generalized term more accurately describes a toddler who has a strong opinion about what they want for dinner; not a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with significant food refusal. As a parent of […]

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How to Introduce New Foods to Picky Eaters with Autism

How to Introduce New Foods to Picky Eaters with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/introduce-new-foods-picky-eaters/

Picky eating isn’t uncommon to anyone who has or works with children. Most parents know there are only a handful of foods their children will eat, and getting them to try new foods is often challenging. Picky eating, or food selectivity, has a much higher prevalence in children who are on the autism spectrum compared […]

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How to Help a Child with Autism Feel Good About Food

How to Help a Child with Autism Feel Good About Food https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-feel-good-about-food/

Starting school or daycare is a big step for children; there are new routines to learn, new people, to get to know and a new building to navigate. For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend mainstream settings, these challenges are magnified. One of the aspects of school life that can cause a lot […]

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Mallory’s Marvelous Muffins

I had the pleasure of reviewing Mallory’s Marvelous Muffins because they not only have the typical occasion baskets (such as holiday, get well, bereavement, congratulations, thank you, specific corporate baskets and many more) but they also have autism awareness baskets. They have many flavors of muffins, cookies, and coffee cakes. They even have customized gluten-free […]

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Q and A Do sugary foods make children with autism more hyperactive?

Sivakumari asks: My daughter loves to eat ice-cream and cake. She will get angry and scream if we do not buy it. How can I stop her from doing this? Also, it is true that sugary foods make children with autism more hyperactive? Hi Sivakumari, thanks for your questions. Your daughter is a girl after […]

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