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Eating on the go

Tips for Eating on the Go

In today’s lifestyle, it’s no surprise that you often find yourself in a rush to work, drop off the kids in school, pick them up from practice, run errands to the grocery store, and much more. This rush can often make you forget about eating at all, eating healthy, or just resorting to non-healthy fast …

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 …

Feeding Toddlers the Right Portion Size

Are we expecting too much when feeding toddlers during mealtime? 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 Instagram account that says her little 3 1/2 year …

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. …