Some days it seems our lives revolve around food. If we are not cooking, we are planning the weekly menus or doing the meal prep. For this reason we thought we would highlight a selection of our food related posts regarding diet and fussy eaters to help you out.
For those with kids, meal times can be hard. For those with kids with autism it can be even more difficult to deal with their fussy diets and particular habits. As parents we worry about whether or not our children are eating a healthy balanced diet and it can be stressful. We need to learn to take some of the pressure off ourselves and know that on some days as long as they eat something - anything - then we are dong the best we can.
There have been numerous studies undertaken into whether a particular diet can cause autism and what foods to avoid once they have been diagnosed. Studies have even demonstrated that children with autism on a gluten free diet have shown positive behavioural improvement. These studies are relatively new and more information is being released every day so it does pay to do a bit of research and see what works for you and your child in particular.
The winter months can bring about other food related issues of its own but if you try to get your child involved in the food prep they may show willingness to try something new. At least you hope so!
If you have any tips or recipes that your fussy eater particularly enjoys, we would love to hear about them. Feel free to leave a comment on our blog or directly on our Facebook page.