Eating behaviors, diet quality, and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders: a brief review.

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TitleEating behaviors, diet quality, and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders: a brief review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKral, TVE, Eriksen, WT, Souders, MC, Pinto-Martin, JA
JournalJ Pediatr Nurs
Volume28
Issue6
Pagination548-56
Date Published2013 Nov-Dec
ISSN1532-8449
KeywordsCaregivers, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Comorbidity, Diet, Feeding Behavior, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Humans, Intestines, Micronutrients, Nutritional Status, Secretin
Abstract

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their caregivers face unique challenges in the children's daily eating routines and food intake patterns. The aim of this brief review is to describe eating behaviors of children with ASD, including increased food neophobia and food selectivity, and review findings on children's diet quality, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Advancing knowledge about the interrelationships between these nutrition-related domains in children with ASD is expected to have important implications for clinical nursing practice and caregiver care.

DOI10.1016/j.pedn.2013.01.008
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Nurs
PubMed ID23531467
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