Book ‘Won’t Eat Can’t Eat

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‘Brenda Legge provides a candid account of family life in which her child’s comprehensive and unpredictable hostility towards food occupies centre stage…Harry has a highly restricted range of acceptable foods…Only specific brand names, packaging and flavours are tolerated…Change the colour of the container, attempt to sneak in vitamin supplements, and previously accepted food is shunned…There is a grim humour and pragmatism in this mother’s approach: forget idealistic notions about nutrition and balanced diets; exploit bribery, reward systems and star charts…I am sure many parents will find this book reassuring, whilst the creative problem-solving required to get reluctant eaters to consume more frequently and more diversely is very much in evidence.’
– www.escalate.ac.uk

‘This book is written with the necessary humour of a parent faced with her child’s unabated aversion to the vast majority of foods… Readable, jargon free and pragmatic… This book offers supportive information and suggestions to families. It is also a source of invaluable insight for professional stakeholders.’
– Rostrum

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By (author): Brenda Legge

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Can’t Eat, Won’t Eat

Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Brenda Legge
A decade ago the author’s son first took a dislike to milk, and then to virtually every other substance she attempted to feed him. Her book was written to reassure other parents that there are lots of people out there in the same boat, and to suggest practical methods of dealing with the problem.
Finding out that your child has Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism can be devastating enough, but when you discover that he or she won’t eat 99.9 per cent of all food and drink in the known universe, the fun really starts. This was the situation the author found herself in a decade ago when her son first took a dislike to milk, and then to virtually every other substance she attempted to feed him. Her book was written to reassure other parents that there are lots of people out there in the same boat, and to suggest practical methods of dealing with the problem. As well as drawing on her own experience, the author has spoken to parents, children, and professionals with first-hand knowledge of dietary difficulties, and their advice and comments form a key part of the book.