BOOK OUTLINE

“Eating for Autism” is the first book written by an experienced, registered dietitian covering the topic of nutritional interventions to treat autism and related disorders. It is based on the understanding that proper nutrition provides the critical foundation for your child’s brain and body function. The book provides a practical 10-step nutrition plan starting with basic nutrition interventions and gradually moving to more advanced levels of nutrition therapy. It includes safe and effective solutions to resolve nutrient deficiencies, treat food allergies, heal the gastrointestinal tract, and strategies for feeding problems. It also covers how to select a vitamin and mineral supplement, the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, how to implement the GFCF Diet, child friendly GFCF recipes, Nutrition Goals & Objectives to include in your child’s IEP, and much more.

It will be an invaluable resource for both parents and professionals seeking a better understanding of the important role nutrition plays as a component of the comprehensive treatment of autism.

INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING THE AUTISM-NUTRITION CONNECTION

PART I: THE PLAN

Step 1: Transition Your Child to a Healthy Diet
Step 2: Make Sure Your Child is Getting Enough Basic Nutrients
Step 3: Choose a Daily Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement for Your Child
Step 4: Increase Your Child’s Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake
Step 5: Resolve Your Child’s Feeding Problem
Step 6: Heal Your Child’s Gut
Step 7: Identify and Treat Food Allergies
Step 8: Consider Putting Your Child on a Special Elimination Diet
Step 9: Try High Dose Vitamin B6 with Magnesium
Step 10: Explore Additional Supplements

PART II: GLUTEN AND CASEIN FREE RECIPES FOR KID-FRIENDLY FOODS

Beverages
Breads and Muffins
Breakfasts
Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts
Condiments and Sauces
Crackers and Snacks
Everyday Meals
Microwave Baking
Soups
Vegetables and Sides

PART III: NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Appendix 1: Choosing a Registered Dietitian
Appendix 2: The Best Dietary Sources for Protein, Fiber, and Calcium
Appendix 3: RDA or AI and UL for Vitamins and Minerals
Appendix 4: IEP Nutrition Goals and Objectives
Appendix 5: Data Collection Forms
Appendix 6: Nutritional Detoxification Plan
Appendix 7: Laboratory Test