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Food Adventures for Aspie Kids: Overcoming Picky Eating and Embracing a Balanced Diet

Hey there, culinary captains of the ASD ship! Today, we’re setting sail on the high seas of healthy eating for our kids with ASD. It’s like being both a chef and a navigator, finding the best route through the sometimes choppy waters of feeding challenges.

1. Feeding Therapy: The Main Course

Feeding therapy is like having a GPS for navigating the complex world of eating. It’s a professional helping hand (or spoon) for kids who need a little extra support at the table.

2. Small Bites, Big Wins

Start with small, manageable food changes. It’s like leveling up in a video game – you don’t tackle the boss on the first go, right?

3. The Texture Adventure

Many kids with ASD have texture preferences. It’s a bit like Goldilocks – some foods are too mushy, some too crunchy, and you’re looking for just right.

4. Fun with Food

Make mealtime fun! Cut food into cool shapes or turn it into a story. It’s like playing with your food, but with parental approval.

5. The Art of Camouflage

Sneak in the good stuff. Blend veggies into sauces or smoothies. It’s like being a culinary ninja, hiding healthy foods in plain sight.

6. Routine, Routine, Routine

Keep a regular mealtime schedule. It’s like the tide – consistent and reliable. It helps kids know what to expect and when.

7. Family Mealtime Fiesta

Eat together as a family. It’s like having your own cheer squad at the table, encouraging trying new foods.

8. Patience, the Secret Ingredient

Patience is key. Introducing new foods can be a slow cook, not a microwave job.

9. Reward System: The Cherry on Top

A little reward system can work wonders. It’s like getting a gold star for bravery in the vegetable kingdom.

10. The Specialist Chef

Sometimes, you need a specialist – dietitians and nutritionists can tailor a menu to your child’s needs. They’re the master chefs in the world of ASD diets.

So, there you have it, dads! With a sprinkle of patience, a dash of creativity, and a spoonful of strategy, you can help your kids with ASD embark on a culinary journey to healthy eating. Bon voyage!

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