General Nutrition and Autism
Children with autism can present with unique nutritional challenges and nutritional deficiencies have been described in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). In addition to nutrition deficiencies, obesity has also been well-described to occur with ASDs. As a result, routine health maintenance with your family physician or pediatrician is essential to ensuring appropriate nutritional support for a child with ASD. Routine doctor visits allow for consistent measurement of weight and height; following these measurements over time and a detailed dietary history may help identify children with ASD who are at risk for nutritional problems.
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