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Benefits & Tips for Physical Activity for Those on the Autism Spectrum

Why is activity important for those on the autism spectrum? Individuals with autism have a higher incidence of chronic disease such as diabetes and heart disease. While the reasons for these conditions are complex, contributing factors include medications, sedentary lifestyle, and dietary challenges.  Individuals on the spectrum also often have co-existing mental health conditions, sleep …

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Toddler Portion Sizes

Are we expecting too much with toddlers during mealtime? Do we know what the recommended toddler portion sizes are? Meal Time Picture this…. You’ve planned your weekly meals with your young kiddos in mind. You include all the food groups, it’s healthy, it’s perfect for your toddler, and the recipes say “toddler-friendly”.  You follow that …

Autism and Picky Eating

Many parents are familiar with picky eating.  As a parent of a child with autism, you may be  familiar with it on a whole new level. You are not alone.  It is not uncommon for children with autism to also have extremely restrictive eating, preferring specific colors, textures or even brands of a specific item. …

Picky Eaters

Can you relate? I know I can. My two and a half year old is definitely a picky eater.  I did all that you are supposed to do when introducing foods, but yet here we are.  I honestly think if it were up to my son he would eat only bananas, pizza, yogurt, cheese and …

School Lunch to the Rescue

School supplies are taking over the local shopping stores, back to school sales are in full swing and meet the teacher nights are ensuing. The lazy days of summer are almost over and morning alarms are being set. Back to school is right around the corner and the busy days of school are almost upon …