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Mealtimes for Children Living with ASD

Mealtimes for Children Living with ASD

For families of children in the spectrum, mealtimes can sometimes be a demanding endeavor. Learn about common... Read More

Empowering People with I/DD to Make Healthy Food Choices Through Effective Nutrition Education

Empowering People with I/DD to Make Healthy Food Choices Through Effective Nutrition Education

When provided with nutrition education, individuals with I/DD can learn to reduce their risk of chronic diseas... Read More

Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Obesity

Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Obesity

For a variety of reasons, children and adults with special needs are more likely to be overweight or obese tha... Read More

Helping Prepare Your Bilingual Child with Developmental Delays for School

Helping Prepare Your Bilingual Child with Developmental Delays for School

Every parent wants to prepare their child for the first day of school, but what if the child is born at 25 wee... Read More

Children and Adults with Disabilities at Risk: How Nutrition and Physical Activity Can Prevent or Address Health Issues

Children and Adults with Disabilities at Risk: How Nutrition and Physical Activity Can Prevent or Address Health Issues

People with disabilities, both children and adults, are at risk for complications due to poor nutrition and la... Read More

Pediatric Tube Feeding: A Dietitian’s Guide for Caregivers

Pediatric Tube Feeding: A Dietitian’s Guide for Caregivers

The decision to place a feeding tube can often feel overwhelming. There are many reasons that a caregiver, alo... Read More

Did We Do Enough?

Did We Do Enough?

Just yesterday, I happily got dose 1 of the vaccine. I was, and remain giddy at my privilege of being vaccinat... Read More

The Firestorm of Rare Epilepsy: Our Girl’s Dreamless Nights

The Firestorm of Rare Epilepsy: Our Girl’s Dreamless Nights

Susannah does not wear pajamas to bed, she wears battle gear. After her bath is finished, teeth brushed, stori... Read More

The Role of Nutrition & Wellness in Healthy Schools

The Role of Nutrition & Wellness in Healthy Schools

Nutrition is the science of nourishment which plays an important role in the growth and development of childre... Read More

Reducing the Stress of Mealtimes for Picky Eaters

Reducing the Stress of Mealtimes for Picky Eaters

As a behavior analyst, I learned a long time ago, that fixing “bad” or ineffective routines was ex... Read More

Practical Feeding Tips for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders

Practical Feeding Tips for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Neuromuscular Disorders

Sociologists and psychologists have long touted the benefits of family mealtime for child development.... Read More

Comorbidity of Mental Illness Among Children with Disabilities

Comorbidity of Mental Illness Among Children with Disabilities

Comorbidity is the term is used for children and adults with developmental disabilities along with co-occurrin... Read More

ADHD and A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet

ADHD and A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet

What role does nutrition play for children with ADHD? This is a controversial subject and, because we often ha... Read More

The Gut-Brain Relationship and Role in Health and Well-being

The Gut-Brain Relationship and Role in Health and Well-being

Since a healthy brain promotes a healthy gut, and a dysfunctional gut will hurt the brain, this brain-gut inte... Read More

Pay Attention to Nutrition

Pay Attention to Nutrition

Studies have shown that people with disabilities are more likely to be overweight, and also obese.... Read More

Minding Youth Mental Health

Minding Youth Mental Health

Every good parent wants their child – their children – to be healthy and happy. We go to great len... Read More