A Parents Guide to ARFID (S7E02)

Summary

In the conversation, Rob Gorski and Brittyn Coleman address the challenges of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in autistic children. They differentiate ARFID from sensory eating issues and discuss the nutritional difficulties these children face. Brittyn advises on supplement introduction and stresses the need for professional support. The importance of community among parents of autistic children is also highlighted.

Additionally, Brittyn Coleman, an autism dietitian, speaks on the specific protein requirements for autistic children, noting that protein powders are often unnecessary and potentially harmful to their kidneys. She suggests using a food journal to assess a child’s dietary needs and underscores the role of fiber. Strategies for incorporating vegetables and fostering a trusting relationship with food are discussed, emphasizing a sustainable approach and community support.

About Brittyn Coleman

Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, is a distinguished Registered Dietitian and Autism Nutrition Expert, known for her innovative, sensory-friendly feeding approach to nutrition for children on the autism spectrum. As the founder of the Nourishing autism Collective, and as an autism sibling herself, Brittyn brings both professional expertise and personal understanding to her work. She empowers families with her expert guidance, helping children receive essential nutrients for optimal health and development. Her strategies are tailored to the unique dietary needs and sensory preferences of each child.

Brittyn’s influence extends beyond her membership site through her active social media presence and her popular podcast, ‘Nourishing Autism’. Her educational content on Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms has established her as a leading voice in autism nutrition, providing valuable resources, practical advice, and a supportive community for parents and professionals.

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About Rob Gorski and The Autism Dad podcast:

Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, social media influencer, and respected public figure for the last 15 years.

Connect with Rob: theautismdad.link

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