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Autism: Picky Eating Does Not Impact Growth

Children with autism commonly have preferences for a limited number of foods. Many children with autism also show behavioral difficulties including impaired social interaction and communication, both of which can impact feeding time. This can be very difficult for parents trying to make sure their child is eating a health, well-rounded diet. For parents raising children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a new study from the UK published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics provides not only clarity, but some peace of mind. Children with ASD may be picky eaters, but their fussiness is not impacting their growth rate.

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