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Eating for Autism – Elizabeth Strickland

submitted by lawilcox

In my last post, I shared suggestions from Chapter 1 of Elizabeth Strickland’s book Eating for Autism about how to transition to a more healthy diet; with an acute focus on what must go. With this post, I want to share a little more from the book because it is overflowing with information that could be useful to anyone raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Elizabeth goes into great detail about how to make sure our kids get enough basic nutrients (think protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, micronutrients, vitamins, minerals and water). She describes how to assess each of these nutrients and make sure that you’re feeding your child the right foods and combinations of foods.

Basic Nutrition – Elizabeth Strickland

submitted by lawilcox

My local National Autism Association Chapter recently hosted a nutrition seminar presented by Elizabeth Strickland. Elizabeth is a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition therapy for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Much of what Elizabeth shared pertained directly to my family as we are raising a child with ASD; but so much of what she shared pertains to all of my friends’ children (even neurotypical children), too, they just may not know it yet!
In our fast-paced society with many convenient “food” options for lives lived on the run, “We often forget about basic nutrition,” says Strickland.
She’s right. I don’t know many families who don’t eat fast food several times a week. With very concerning information out there about fast food, like the information found in this article about McDonald’s chicken nuggets, I think it is important to get back to the basics and set our children up for success with basic, wholesome nutrition.

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