Is your child getting enough iron? Symptoms and Treatment of a diet-based iron deficiency, learn with emily dot com

Is Your Child Getting Enough Iron? Symptoms and Treatment for a Diet-Based Iron Deficiency

Children who have a restricted diet due to sensory sensitivities or other eating challenges may have an iron deficiency. Although many foods are fortified with iron, children with a restricted diet may not be getting enough for their needs. After considering symptoms, I suspected that one of my autistic children had iron-deficient anemia due to […]

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Photo of an oatmeal bar on a pink plate with the caption: kid approved spinach oatmeal bars, learn with emily dot com

Kid Approved Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Many children do not eat enough vegetables. It is recommended that children eat 3 servings per day. If your child has sensory sensitivities to food, providing them with a balanced diet may seem impossible. This “deceptive” recipe sneaks spinach into yummy oatmeal bars. The cooked and cooled oatmeal bars will not have any spinach flavor. They […]

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A sad looking pug with the caption: the look on my face when my child with sensory sensitivities develops a Food Allergy to 1 of the 5 foods she eats

Sensory Processing Disorder and a Food Allergy

Sensory Sensitivities Sensory sensitivities are common in children with autism; however, children without autism may also have a sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition where the sensory signals from the nervous system are not organized in a typical fashion. Someone with SPD may be over- or under- reactive to sounds, texture, taste, […]

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