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 about 1 year 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… read more

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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… 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… 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.… 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 &… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… read more

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