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Nutrition Policy for Autism Carers

The brain & body Nutrition Policy is designed to provide carers with balanced information and practical advice about diet and autism spectrum disorder.

It is easy to read and provides details of the latest research findings, along with simple food choices charts which can be used to implement dietary change, where needed.  It can also be used for audit purposes.

Advice is given for when dealing with dietary exclusions, whilst addressing the need for all individuals to maximise their intake of key nutrients through a broad choice of foods.

How does it help ?

Eating a specifically designed diet can significantly improve nutritional health which in turn supports improved physical and mental health.  This policy helps you to provide excellent nutritional care and gives extra advice for those individuals who require special dietary modification.

What does the policy cover ? 

 The list of contents are as follows:

Nutrition and ASD

  • polyunsaturated fats
  • trans fats
  • iron
  • zinc
  • antioxidants

Food Hypersensitivity and ASD

  • gluten & casein
  • food additives
  • sulphate-deficit
  • gut microflora

Faddy Eating and ASD

Best Food Choices & Foods Not Recommended Charts

  • carbohydrates
  • milk
  • dairy foods
  • fruits, vegetables and salad
  • pulses
  • fish and seafood
  • meat and eggs
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • spreading fats
  • cooking oils
  • snacks
  • drinks
  • treats


  • Testing Suspected Food Intolerance
  • Ingredients checklist for gluten-free diet
  • Ingredients checklist for cows milk-free diet
  • Trans Fats and Health Fact Sheet
  • Fatty Acid Composition Chart ( spreading fats & cooking oils )
  • EPA & DHA Content Chart ( fish and seafood )
  • Interesting ideas with fruit, vegetables, salad and fish
  • Recipes                                                                                               

How can I get a copy ? 

A full colour copy of the policy is available for £50 from brain & body nutrition.  Please contact Emma at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it for more details.

What about on-going support ? 

There is a telephone and on-line Q&A service included should you have any questions about implementing the policy into your establishment.  Individual Nutritional Health Assessments are also available for any clients who have particularly challenging problems with eating.  Just call Emma on 01623 882853 if you have any particular questions. 

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