Helpline: Autism - Diet/Nutrition Support
Autism Nutrition Diet: How to Cope With the Challenges
People with autism experience mood swings, which can lead to narrow and compulsive interests. These factors affect not only their social interactions but also their eating habits. Poor food choices can land children with ASD in nutritional deficiencies that can deteriorate their health.
People with autism spectrum disorders are sensitive to the color, texture, taste, and smell of food. This leads to restricted food choice, food despises, and eating little food. As a result, autistic people suffer from nutrient deficiencies. As a caregiver for an individual with autism, you know how challenging and worrisome such a situation is.
Caregivers can use different strategies and techniques to make sure their loved ones with ASD get a balanced diet packed with the necessary vitamins and minerals. You must ask other caregivers for help and idea if your methods don’t work, or if you feel exhausted.
ExtendaTouch’s autism support service is an online helpline where autism family caregivers come together to share their experiences and ideas and get emotional support. If you are facing difficulty with the diet of an autistic child, it is a good idea to connect with our fellow caregivers who have more experience for information and support.
Caring for Children With ASD - The Diet Factor
Ensuring healthy eating for someone with ASD is one of the challenges you have to handle as a caregiver. A balanced diet packed with essential nutrients is crucial for autistic people. What they eat can affect their learning skills and behavior.
Many caregivers work with professional dieticians to come up with special diets for their loved ones having autism. No specific diet for individuals with autism exists, but a dietician can create a plan that may help reduce or relieve some severe symptoms through gluten-free or casein-free foods.
Taking care of an autistic individual’s diet can be very challenging for caregivers. Contact our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch to get free information, advice, and emotional support for dealing with the nutritional challenges related to a loved one with an autism spectrum disorder ASD.