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Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer
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Autistic traits in early childhood are associated with poorer diet quality in mid-childhood, and food selectivity appears to mediate this association. Interventions intended to optimize nutrition in children with elevated autistic traits may integrate behavioral strategies to support parents’ responding to their child's food selectivity.
[Original article appeared in The Journal of Nutrition]