Getting any child to eat healthy on a regular basis can be difficult for most parents. This task can be even more challenging when it comes to older children with special needs due to increased rigidity, sensory issues, behavioral issues, etc. I have worked with adults with developmental disabilities for many years and have seen too many cases of obesity, diabetes, and unhealthy lifestyles.
Often, these individuals have not been exposed to what “healthy” means and how to change their eating habits. Recently, I have been training staff on encouraging healthy eating with young adults and have seen many successful outcomes.
To check out my five tips, check out my guest post here on Friendship Circle of Michigan.