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Providing a healthy, nutritious meal for your child(ren) on a tight budget can be both daunting and challenging for anyone. Below is a useful set of resources to help with this.

We appreciate that all children are unique, and it may be more challenging to encourage your child to eat if they have specific sensory or dietary needs, here are a list of valuable resources to offer support:

National Autistic Society guide for all audiences - Eating a  varied diet  is good for your health, but many people struggle to achieve this. Some people with autism have a restricted diet, eating only a limited range of food. Others may over-eat. This guide explores common issues, including pica, and ways you can help.

Food for the Brain Foundation - there is growing evidence that nutrition and lifestyle interventions can be very supportive to children with autism. Follow this link for guidance around more specific nutritional approaches.

ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), more commonly known as ARFID, is a condition characterised by the person avoiding certain foods or types of food, having restricted intake in terms of overall amount eaten, or both. Follow this link for more information around the condition’s diagnosis and frequently asked questions.

Page updated: 08/03/2022 Page updated by: Rita Rountree

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