It is observed that a large number of autistic children are picky eaters. Even though the cause is still unknown, it is generally believed that “selective eating” by autistic children can be an attempt by them to have a more structured environment to get around their limitations. The other reasons could be sensory (a new discomfort with a particular smell, taste or feel).
Perhaps the latest research by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Boston University published in the April 2010 issue of the Journey of Pediatrics can provide you with some insight.
The researcher concluded that children who do not eat food from each of the essential food groups in sufficient amounts may be at risk of nutrient deficiency. And they found that autistic children in the study were more likely not to meet the requirements for vitamins A, C, D and zinc and calcium.
The February issue of the Journal of American Dietetic Association also highlights research over the past 25 years on “food selectivity” and nutritional adequacy of autistic children.
For instant, one of the studies discovered that half of the participating autistic children had an intake that was below the recommended levels for one or more nutrients, most notably iron, vitamin D, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and zinc.
So what can you do to make sure your autistic child doesn’t suffer from nutritional deficiencies? One way is to give your child multivitamin supplements. But not all multivitamins are created equal.
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