Helpful books on Eating
There are lots of useful books and resources out there. Here are a few of our favourites:
Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks
The three bears play host to a very fussy eater. Goldilocks only likes things 'just so', and she hates eating vegetables! But the bears are determined to give her a healthy meal.
By Steve Smallman (author) & Bruno Robert (illustrator)
The Children's Book of Healthy Eating
The Children's Book of Healthy Eating helps children discover how much happier and healthier they can be when they eat the right foods and have a balanced diet.
By Jo Stimpson (author) & Helen Stanton (illustrator)
Good Enough to Eat
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet,this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn all about the nutrient groups (carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins and minerals).
By Lizzie Rockwell (author & illustrator)
Food Refusal and Avoidant Eating in Children
Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a restricted dietry range, and this book provides parents with advice and training on how to deal with this condition and achieve a healthier and more balanced diet. Now described as Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), it is due to sensory hypersensitivity, and it can impact upon the health of the child, upon the family, and upon social integration.
By Elizabeth Shea
Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain
Rosie Rudey loves chocolate. It's her very favourite food, and it helps fill the empty feelings in her tummy. When her stupid siblings annoy her, Rosie wants nothing more than to eat lots and lots of chocolate. One day, Rosie takes all her family's chocolate and forms her own enormous chocolate mountain. She thinks it is beautiful and it takes away all her fuzzy feelings. But then suddenly, there's no chocolate left! And now Rosie is going to throw up. Luckily, Mum understands why Rosie acts this way. Written by a mum who understands, and her daughter, who is adopted, this endearing story will help your whole family to feel a bit better.
By Sarah Naish (author) & Megan Evans (illustrator)
Eating for Autism
Eating for Autism presents a realistic 10-step plan to change your child's diet, starting with essential foods and supplements and moving to more advanced therapies like the Gluten-Free Casein-Free diet. Complete with 75 balanced, kid-friendly recipes, and advice on overcoming sensory and feeding skill problems.
By Elizabeth Strickland
Gut and Pyschology Syndrome
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she is acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realised that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field.
By Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Strategies for a Successful Mealtime
A feeding disorder is a sensory-motor disorder that should be treated accordingly. This involves analysing the child's oral movement patterns as well as his ability to register and regulate sensory information. Strategies for a Successful Mealtime provides a structured oral movement and feeding program that will help children work through aversion to food textures, limited diet, and difficulty accepting food utensils.
By Maureen A Flanagan
The Practical Management of Eating & Drinking Difficulties in Children
Here is an essential guide to help children who have difficulty in eating and drinking. Although particularly relevant to cerebral palsy, the information and management techniques can be applied to other disabilities, such as Riley-Day syndrome, and to children with general development delay.
By April Winstock