Autism Question

How do you get your child to try different foods?

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?

tags: Food Picky eater

posted over 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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago

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

posted over 2 years ago
Browse more questions and answers
sign up for free

or sign up with

Facebook

Already a Member? Sign In