Nutrition for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
All our nutrition consultations are done via our telehealth online platform and app. Wherever you are, you can speak to our expert childrens dietitians & nutritionists.
Our process is simple
1. You book an initial consultation
2. You activate your practice better account (our online software)
3. We send you the pre-assessment forms
4. You will receive an email with your zoom link
5. You meet your dietitian.
Autism and Increasing Food variety
Children with ASD are more likely to have mealtime challenges such as tantrums, extreme food selectivity and ritualistic eating behaviors. Inadequate nutrition is more common among children with autism than in those unaffected by the disorder. In particular, overall low intake of calcium and protein. Calcium is crucial for building strong bones. Adequate protein is important for growth, mental development and health.
Chronic eating problems also increase a child's risk for social difficulties and poor academic achievement.
This may also increase risk for diet-related diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular disease in adolescence and adulthood.
We provide individualised advice to try expand your child's diet and make mealtimes more pleasant!
assess at whether your child's diet is providing all the nutrients needed
give advice on nutritional supplements according to textural/sensory preferences
give helpful, practical advice to help reduce mealtime stress or anxiety
give advice to help to try new food
Initial consultations are 60 minutes and together you and your paediatric dietitian will take into consideration your child's medical history, current feeding patterns, challenges, dietary needs, medications and preferences.
After your consultation you will receive detailed individualised advice and recommendations for your child. All reports and documentation will be shared via your personal secure account.
Follow ups will be arranged by your paediatric dietitian.
What to expect
An email will be sent to activate your telehealth portal. You can also download the ‘better by practice better’ app , and log in with your details
Complete the pre-assessment form and terms and conditions
Join the 1-1 consultation via the zoom link provided on the telehealth platform. Here you will meet your dietitian.