Below are links to information sheets and ebooks I’ve put together on a range of different nutrition related topics. They are designed to be used in conjunction with not instead of individualised advice from a dietitian. Continue reading
I wrote this article a few months ago for a magazine for nutrition professionals on the practicalities of weaning your baby with a milk allergy – Cows’ Milk Allergy (2012). Complete Nutrition; Vol 12, No.3
Here are some information sheets I wrote a few years ago on special diets for autism – they all need updating but on the whole the information within still stands.
- Diet in the treatment of autism the evidence, 2006 – this one is probably most in need of updating – there has been lots of research since 2006 – none that hugely changes what this information sheets says though.
- Considering a gluten-free casein-free diet for autism, 2006 – a guide to help parents make an informed choice about gluten free and milk free diets
- Considering diet for the treatment of autism, 2006 – a guide to help parents make an informed choice about special diets
- ASD symptom chart, pdf, 2008 – a useful chart to monitor symptoms if trialling an intervention like diet
- Food and Symptom Chart for ASD, 2008, by Zoe Connor RD – a useful chart to monitor symptoms if trialling an intervention like diet
- What is autism by Zoe Connor RD, 2006 – some very basic information I put together
Even minor illnesses can put us off our food. More serious illness unsurprisingly ends up in weight loss and even malnutrition. The aim during and after these difficult times is to prevent weight loss and regain a healthy weight via eating a high calorie and high protein nutritious diet – almost the opposite to healthy eating. This is a guide I wrote a few years ago to help. It is not designed to replace individualised advice from a dietitian – which is your best port of call!
These are some information I produced a few years ago to help children with extreme faddy eating – otherwise known as selective or perseverent eating. They are not relevant for the common faddy eating in toddlers but rather when it is more severe and causing medical and growth problems despite the usual advice.
- Help for extreme faddy eating, by Zoe Connor, 2008 – this guide runs through strategies that some parents have found helped
- Foods To Try Booklet 2008 – having a written or pictoral lists of foods that a child might be open to try helps those who are more visual learners
- Trying new foods game 2008 – an idea of a game that might help motivate selective eaters to try new foods
Here is an information sheet I wrote a few years ago that discusses some of the possible links between diet and behaviour in kids.