ASD Eating Problems & How to Get HelpThe phrase ‘picky eating’ is often misused when describing the eating habits of children with ASD. This over generalised term does not accurately describe a child with ASD with significant food refusal. Quickly ascribing this title to your child can lead to overlooking the underlying treatable deficits that are in fact causing this food limitation and affecting your child’s health and nutrition. ‘Picky eating’ usually indicates children who eat over 30 foods and will eat foods from various food groups. Children on the autism spectrum often have a feeding problem in which their diet consists of less than 20 foods and can exclude entire food groups. Understanding the root of your child’s limited diet is fundamental to finding them the help they need. Learn more on how you can help your child here.