11 AUGUST 2021
Tips for Healthy Eating
by Oreke Mosheshe
In this post, I will be talking about food and the challenges of ensuring a healthy diet for children with autism. Rather than to label a child with autism as a fussy eater you need to begin to understand and find other ways to introduce new foods and a balance diet. At the end of the post I will also share a cake recipe that my son loves.
Many children with autism struggle with diet and nutrition. Fussy-eater is not a term I would use with children with autism, selective eating is the term I prefer. Feeding difficulties in children with autism has been reported as high as 90%. When my son was about 3 years old, I attended a parent feeding course provided by my local council, especially for parents with children that have autism. This was really useful and over time from parenting my child and seeing lots of different specialists. I have picked up various tips.
Find below a recipe for my sons’ favourite cake. I hope you enjoy this blog post, until next time
Oreke Mosheshe is a mother of 2 boys, a regular model for ITV Lorraine show, TV presenter, Cook and has a true passion for fitness.
She has run 5 marathons, posesses a level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, writes and manages a Health, fitness and lifestyle blog – www.yummymummyuk.com – and has presented the benefits of health and natural child birth for ITV.
Caster Sugar 200g
Gluten-free self-raising flour 250g
Dairy free milk 1tbs
Vanilla extract 1tsp
1. Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4
2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, with an electric whisk
3. Pour the mixture into non-stick tin
4. Place in the oven until golden about 20 minutes
5. Cool on a wire rack before serving
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