Jean Nicol, a [former?] resource teacher in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (who apparently has a degree in nutrition and has spent 25 years working with autistic children) has has created a meal-planning tool to help autistic children overcome fussy eating habits.Well, you might just be intereting in knowing that the Provincial Autism Centre is hosting a free information session by Ms. Nichol on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the Provincial Autism Centre, 1456 Brenton Street, Halifax.
It's called The Eating Game (Get Awesome Meals Everyday).
Created to support people with a broad range of eating challenges, The Eating Game is a resource filled with planning tools, food pictures and suggestions for use that support and encourage people in making optimal, healthy food choices.
The Eating Game is being used around the globe, not just by individuals and families, but by Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Nutritionists, Early Interventionists, schools, preschools/daycares, Public Health and Group Homes.
Based on Canada's Food Guide, this solid and balanced approach to daily meal planning will leave you wondering what took you so long to start using The Eating Game.
For adolescents or adults who don't need the visual support provided by the food pictures in The Eating Game, the solution might be found using The Eater's Choice Daily Meal Planner.