Is Food Aversion a Sign of Autism?
Posted by Circle Care Services on 03/21/2022

Is Food Aversion a Sign of Autism?

Is Food Aversion a Sign of Autism?

At Circle Care, we know that children on the autism spectrum are notorious for being picky eaters. But does that mean food refusal and autism are connected?

Toddlers can be picky eaters. Most of us have experienced this first hand with our own children, or we may know of a child that has a limited menu of 4 or 5 items that are the only acceptable options when their tummy rumbles. Most toddlers seem to thrive on goldfish crackers, juice, milk, and chicken nuggets. Or as many mothers would say, “they live on crackers and love.” Children on the autism spectrum are also notorious for being picky eaters. Various studies have approximated anywhere from 50% to 80% of children on the spectrum can be categorized as picky eaters.

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