The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for many autistic people and their families. Services have closed and many people have been left stranded. The ever-changing guidelines and restrictions can be confusing to understand and extremely difficult to implement for autistic people with high support needs.
For children with Autism, a nutritious, balanced diet can make a world of difference in their ability to learn, how they manage their emotions and how they process information. Because children with Autism often avoid certain foods or have restrictions on what they eat, as well as difficulty sitting through mealtimes, they may not be getting all the nutrients they need.
Leading Early Years Food Experts, The Professional Nursery Kitchen, have teamed up with Louise Mercieca from The Health Kicj to develop a six-part series to help Early Years Staff and Parents understand the impact of nutrition on children with autism.