A collection of interesting reading and awesome experts to follow when trying to enhance the diet of a child on the spectrum and/or with sensory processing difficulties.
Jenny Friedman, Autism Nutritionist
Jenny is just... incredible. Her Instagram feed in particular has been incredibly helpful to me this week. It's her suggestions and resources on building up to foods which has really driven us forward.
Check out her Website
The Happy Healthy Unicorn
For recipes designed to bring vibrancy, taste and health to all families - but particularly those trying to improve nutrition for those on the spectrum - thehappyhealthyunicorn is a real treasure trove. Pics to die for on your insta feed if nothing more.
Autism Food Diary
Quite a new insta blog, hopefully lots more to come! Useful for an aspie-led insight into what foods are preferable to someone with texture sensitivities. Lots of the pics I see are in line with the choices C will make himself.
BDA - The Association of British Dieticians
I've looked around the site and it's been very useful in reaffirming why improving nutrition is so important. For research purposes it's fantastic. This link takes you specifically to the Autism and Diet page. If you search other items on the site you're bound to find more.
Check out the website.
NAS - National Autistic Society
Again for Research, NAS has some helpful info on their site.
Check it out here.
Five Tips for Introducing New Foods to your Child with Autism
Fish oils and children
As we are currently in the midst of the greatest food battle of our lives with the biggest guy, we decided we'd share what we are using, doing and trying; And some things that maybe don't suit us but could help you.
As well as providing a really fun way to engage with your child, sensory activities are beneficial to all children... but especially to kids on the spectrum, with sensory processing disorder/dysfunction and other special needs.
Here we share lots of fun ways to challenge sensorial boundaries and satiate intense sensory demands.