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What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more

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What are best ways to help kids develop lifelong healthy eating habits?

What are best ways to help kids develop lifelong healthy eating habits?

Show by example: Show the child what to eat by setting an example of what you eat this is a long process of many months to years. The amount of exercise will also have to be included. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for a child who has a habit of eating non-food items?

What treatments are there for a child who has a habit of eating non-food items?

Pica: This behavior is called pica. There is a relationsip with iron deficiency in some children and this should be treated if present. In younger children, close supervision/prevetion is primary approach. If mental retardation and other psychiatric disease is excludable in an older child, i would recommend cognitive behavioral therapy with an expert in this area. ...Read more

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How early must I teach my child healthy eating habits and how do I teach little ones?

How early must I teach my child healthy eating habits and how do I teach little ones?

Before they are born: Teaching your child healthy eating starts with our own healthy eating. Society provides a regular message to children that encourages eating unhealthy foods. Children's tv is littered with advertisements for sugary cereals and beverages and we have a growing rate of obesity among toddlers. Parents in today's society will have to work hard to provide healthy food messages, modeling is the key. ...Read more

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How do you help children develop really good eating habits?

Discipline: I always advise 1. Get rid of all the "junk" in the house. 2. Serve the right food for meals. If he/she does not want it, remove it to the fridge and serve for next meal. Never insist and do not give in. Hunger wins the day and children begin to appreciate the nuances of flavor from "god-made"food. Discipline demands that "you have to be cruel to be kind". ...Read more

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How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if children's eating habits play a big role if they have asperger's ?

Wanted to know if children's eating habits play a big role if they have asperger's ?

Eating gets complex: For Aspy kids, the usual complexities of having food be appealing and eating can get really awful. Unless it becomes a real problem getting adequate nutrition, not making a fuss about eating can spare everyone a lot of unnecessary misery. ...Read more

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How can I be a good role model for my child in regard to my eating habits?

How can I be a good role model for my child in regard to my eating habits?

See below: You sort of answered your own question. Be a good role model and eat a healthy diet. And, encourage all care givers involved with your child to do the same. ...Read more

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What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy eating habits for children with diabetes?

Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...Read more

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Child gained 24pounds since started methotrexate 16 months ago she was average and now really chunky eating habits same is this normal side effect?

Child gained 24pounds since started methotrexate 16 months ago she was average and now really chunky eating habits same is this normal side effect?

See Your Doctor Now: Neither your child's age nor reason for taking Methotrexate is known however weight loss is usually seen. It is apparent your child's illness is serious & chronic based on the need for Methotrexate which can cause liver/kidney toxicity & lead to fluid retention/weight gain. Your child's diet/activity level must also be evaluated. See your doctor now for thorough exam & referral to Nutritionist. ...Read more

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