Making an informed choice about diet and autism

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.

Advice for putting on weight after or during illness

Help to put on weight by Zoe Connor RD, 2007

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!

Extreme faddy eating (selective eating) advice sheets

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.