My son is 7 years old. He only eats certain. He simply refuses to eat foods that we eat. Right now dinner consists of pizza or chicken nugget and french fries. He loves some fruits so we give him as much as he would eat but definitely no veggies and the typical dinner foods. Any suggestions?

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posted almost 2 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User

We went through the same thing. It seemed like it was chicken nuggets almost every meal. We were fortunate enough to come across a sensory therapist that included… read more

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Do you work with an occupational therapist? There is a process called food chaining that can help children with ASD eat a wider variety of foods.

This book goes into… read more

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It took my son forever to even think about eating a different food and it was never when WE wanted him to try something.... It was always out of the blue. I would be… read more

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My grandson is now 9 and just beginning to try new things, but what I do is give him a choice. "Grandma, can I have a sweet?" You get to choose between an apple,… read more

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Here are a couple blog posts i wrote about how i got my son to stop the "picky eating" I hope it helps! read more

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with my son we still have try a bite of the new food and we keep introducing it to him. eventually he will eat enough for a full plate. and some foods i gave up on ...… read more

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That is an excellent question. I have a almost 19 year old and he will go hungry and thirsty if he doesn't have what he likes to eat. his diet consists of meat,… read more

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It helps to find out why he only eats those foods. Is it sensory? Color, consistency, taste? If you can figure out, that would help! But I haven't had much luck with… read more

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We have a very picky eater too. Yes chicken nuggets seem to be a staple. One thing his therapist has told us is to have something different at each meal and something… read more

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We have a very picky eater too. Yes chicken nuggets seem to be a staple. One thing his therapist has told us is to have something different at each meal and something… read more

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I just have to share this funny with you guys. When my son was about 4 or 5 My best friend and I were always loading up the boys (her grandson is 9 months older than… read more

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My son has always been a picky eater right from the start. I have heard from other parents that when they hit puberty they are so hungry that they will try new foods… read more

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well, I wish i knew the answer to that question. I have two boys like that. my autistic son is picky, but he eats several different foods so I dont worry about him… read more

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I do two different things. First, let me say that angel loves (LOVES) broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce...stuff you think she would hate. But there are loads of "average"… read more

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I thought I was the only 1 who had the world's pickiest eaters. What I do is put everything on their plates, BUT their favourites. I say "take a bite of this… read more

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My grandson now four,only eats Gerber toddler meals,mashed potatoes gravy and carrots.Sometimes Gerber tubs turkey and rice. He will a Happy meal from… read more

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My son is going to be 7 next month and he is also a very picky eater. Currently eats pizza, mini vanilla wafers, apple-cinnamon rice crackers and grapes. And he only… read more

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My son has Asperger's and the sensory integration was a big problem for a while surrounding food. When he was 8 I decided to take him to the market and let him… read more

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My son just wants to eat carbs like pretzels, popcorn, pasta, pizza with no cheese and barely any sauce, plain cereal, french fries (only from one restaurant) and… read more

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I have a 13 yr old who still only eats nuggets fries but has to be from mcdonalds..he does eat some fruit n yogurt plus pb n j toast n ceral...i take my son to an… read more

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My grandaughter only eats chicken nuggents..one if you are lucky, fish sticks crunchy, clams fried, french fries, pb & jelly sandwich with a certain bread only,… read more

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My son was not super picky when younger. Now he is a little more so. In order to get both of my kids to try new foods, I would tell them they are so lucky because I… read more

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when introducing new foods, I would offer smaller amounts. My son only wanted to get certain foods, so we gave it to him. After awhile he want those foods anymore. He… read more

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My kid eats the same things, we have been using bribes, mostly trips to the bookstore and we sneak tons of vitamins into his juices and smoothies.

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My twins are 3 yrs. old and my son is soo picky he will only eat pizza, hot dogs and fries. People tell me to put the other healthy stuff on his plate- well I do and… read more

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Ben is 3 yr old with HFA. He is most defintely a picky eater. He loves PB&Js, nuggets, fries, spaghetti -luckily with sauce & cheese so he gets some veggies that way… read more

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I handled the matter of picky foods a couple different ways with my sons depending on their ages at the time and how willing I was to deal. When my children were… read more

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We are currently in the process of working on this issue and its tough. Grilled cheese without the crust, purchased pb&j, chicken nuggets & fries, bananas, an… read more

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very slow process....we have her put it up to her mouth but not touch it,..next time we try to get her to kiss it 5x then throw it away.....(sometimes this can go on… read more

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my 4 yr will only eat brochili, but he will eat all the fruits he can get. I place a tray of fruits
of apples, banana, pears, orange, grapes and strawberry on my table.… read more

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my son wont eat veggies, except salad, but he loves fruit so i make him smoothies with apple juice, frozen fruit (dole mixed fruit bag)and spinach, the fruits cover… read more

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My son eats chicken nuggets, anything crunchy or anything like candy. No fruit, veggies, meat, etc. It frustrating. His ABA therapist today came and we did a "tasting"… read more

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These are some excerpts from the book "The Autism Revolution". I hope they can be helpful.

"Help your child gently toward eating a high-nutrient-density diet. You can… read more

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how did you get him off of them ...my granddaughter would starve...serious if I took them away

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I have similar issues with my sons. I can get them to eat fresh broccoli and cauliflower by putting cheese on it and letting it melt. It took awhile but now they… read more

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I'v tried dips, sauces, ketchup, she has major sensory issues and gags on everything...she use to throw up..but that is under control now. She even turns down a lot of… read more

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After reading all these I am so glad we never tried nuggets. Jason, 5, refused food from infancy. He now eats ONLY banana, pears and peaches hidden in cream of rice… read more

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Its funny your question because my son was the same. Pizza, French fries, and fruit was about the extent of my sons diet when he was younger......but now! Wow what a… read more

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I have been seeing a lot about using cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes. They make them into tater tots.
Other ways to sneak thing is is the only way I can… read more

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My grandson would eat nothing but cheeseburgers and pizza. After starting him in Special Olympics (which is something I highly recommend for special needs children for… read more

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