Topic outline

  • Novio Course

    No courses on Food and Eating Disorders at this time. 

    • NOVIO Course Food Powerpoint

      This is a basic outline of the parental course on food. The course is however tailored each time it is delivered to the requirements of each parent/carer group. 

    • Information That Has Been Shared With Parents/Carers on The Novio Food Course

      In this section information has been included by NOVIO that has been shared with parents/carers either in Area A special schools or after the FOOD course.

      Each aspect has been written with a specific issue/child in mind and then generalised to suit this website information.

      Please consider that some aspects may be suitable for your child's needs but some aspects maybe not be suitable.  If you are in any doubt, always seek professional advice. 

      A book parents have found useful to read with their child is

      "I know where my food goes" by Jacqui Maynard Walker Books ISBN: 0-7445-7233-9

    • Books on the Market

      Books For Parents on Eating and Related Issues

      Food and Your Special Needs Child by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson. - 'The joy of the books are that they are useful for special needs and also non special needs children.  By talking through various developmental stages and also where those stages get "stuck", there is plenty to learn for all parents...a great, practical read for all families.' Practically Imperfect Parenting.

      ISBN-13: 978-0719807909

      The Cook Book for Children With Special Needs: Learning a life skills with fun, tasty, healthy recipes by Deborah French and Leah Ehrlich. - Learning to cook not only equips children with a valuable life skill, but will help boost self-esteem in other areas of their lives. Parents and carers will find cooking with children with special needs to be enjoyable and rewarding with this book, which thoroughly prepares the child for the cooking experience.

      ISBN-13: 978-1849055383

      Can’t Eat, Won’t Eat – Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders by Brenda Legge

      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.  Brenda Legge is a freelance writer. She has written extensively on home improvement and DIY topics and has also written fiction for children and worked on medical and catering trade journals. Her son, Harry, has Asperger Syndrome.

      ISBN: 978-1853029745

      What To Feed An Asperger by Sarah Patten.

      Packed with essential tips and tricks for getting Asperger kids to eat a varied and nutritious diet, this book provides recipes for healthy meals given the Asperger seal of approval, as well as advice for making mealtime routines, family dining and eating out as stress-free as possible.  A must-read for parents who want to help their children overcome food avoidance and sensory sensitivities.

      Sarah Patten is mother to a son with Asperger Syndrome.  In this book she describes how, through a combination of love, patience and a little sleight of hand, she managed to get her son to go from eating just three bland white foods to eating a colourful and nourishing diet including fruit and vegetables.  Sarah and her family live in Tunbridge Wells, UK.

       ISBN: 978-1849057684

      • Useful Food/Eating Websites

        There is a broad range of websites offering advice and support on food, eating, and related issues

      • West Sussex Local Offer information

        This area links to the West Sussex Local offer site with information for parents/carers directly linked to food issues.