Good nutrition is vital for optimal learning and mental health, and healthy eating helps us to form meaningful connections through the enjoyment of a shared meal. However, feeding problems are relatively common in children with Autism. It can be challenging for some children on the spectrum to have a good, varied diet with adequate nutrition.
We spoke to Irabina’s dietitian, Louisa Li for some tips to help our fussy eaters to try more foods and make mealtimes more enjoyable for everyone in the family.
If you’re concerned about your child’s feeding difficulties and nutrition, please contact our Feeding Clinic here at Irabina. We offer a holistic and evidence-based approach to help children with feeding problems. Our multidisciplinary team includes Behaviour Therapists, a Dietitian, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist, Nurse, and a Specialist Services Liaison.
At Irabina our team offers a variety of feeding services to assist you with your child’s feeding difficulties, including