Autism Spectrum Disorder | Melanie Bouras

Food Refusal

Supporting children with Autism learn to eat new foods

Do you have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who refuses to try new foods?
If yes, I can help you teach your child how to introduce new foods into their diet, and in time expand their dietary intake.

How I can help

I have been working with children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis for 10 years. I have the knowledge and expertise to teach families and children how to eat new foods.

I have worked closely with children who have a level 1, 2 and 3 diagnosis, and I understand the unique challenges children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder face, such as;

  • Rigid and inflexible behaviours
  • Need for sameness
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Poor tone
  • Fear of food

These factors all impact on a child’s ability to eat a wide range of foods. Many children who present with restricted eating behaviours are often deprived of key nutrients that they need to grow and develop at their best. Having a child who refuses to eat can be very stressful and traumatic for all.

I possess the skills and understanding to deliver a high-quality Dietetic service to families; providing clear education and achievable recommendations and strategies to help children meet their nutrient requirements, while learning how to eat new food.

You will receive a non-judgemental approach, and you will be left feeling empowered and reassured that positive outcomes are possible. Learning to eat new food for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a marathon and not a sprint, slow and steady wins the race.

With the right help your child can have the opportunity to learn about food and in time and even enjoy food.

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