Lots of children go through periods of eating. For many, this phase will pass as the child gradually learns to accept new foods. For autistic children and their families, overcoming eating challenges can be more difficult.
Over two thirds of parents of autistic children report that their child is reluctant to try new foods¹. Moreover, other behaviours such as eating or mouthing non-edible items, and extreme food selectivity can make providing sufficient nutrition hard.
Continue below for a range of resources for understanding, identifying and tackling eating challenges.