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How do I get a 10 year old boy with aspergers syndrome to eat healthy foods?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Provide good food
Aspies have very narrowed interests that they defend with awesome pedantism. Try to provide nutritious foods within their parameters.
Arguing with an aspie is futile and can lead to conduct problems. This isn't to recommend they eat whatever they want, but use wise choices within their menu of likes. See <http://ww.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Hide the green stuff in other food and minimize the chicken nuggets.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Good point, but Aspergers are quite adept at finding "contraband" in their food.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Behavioral therapist
Have your pediatrician refer you to a behavioral therapist who can give you guidance in conjunction with a dietician

In brief: Behavioral therapist
Have your pediatrician refer you to a behavioral therapist who can give you guidance in conjunction with a dietician
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sensory sensitivity
They have auditory visual oifactory gustatory and kin esthetic sensitivity so loud noises bright lights strong smells strong flavors of food and clothes of different materials cause tension so they stay with sameness .
Desensitization with slow exposure with pleasure and not pushing is the key most if them get slow acclaimatisation if not pushed and do it at their pace . Sensory integration and ot.

In brief: Sensory sensitivity
They have auditory visual oifactory gustatory and kin esthetic sensitivity so loud noises bright lights strong smells strong flavors of food and clothes of different materials cause tension so they stay with sameness .
Desensitization with slow exposure with pleasure and not pushing is the key most if them get slow acclaimatisation if not pushed and do it at their pace . Sensory integration and ot.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
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