Special Needs Kids Eat Right

As we begin a new year, I’m sure like many of you, It’s a time for a fresh new start. Whether it be eating healthy, exercising, getting organized or beginning new devotionals and bible reading plans. We all have our resolutions.


I also take this time to re evaluate my son’s long-term program. I take a look at his progress in dietary, biomedical, labs, and therapists. I prayerfully consider what steps I have taken and wish to continue and which ones I need to adjust or no longer use.


I just rediscovered a book that is packed with useful information on how to assemble a team of qualified and supportive members for your child. It has information on testing and nutritional steps. Suggestions for supplements to consider and recipes and menus. I would highly recommend it to those of you beginning this journey or to those pros that just might need to a refresher.


The book is called “Special-Needs Kids Eat Right” by Judy Converse, MPH,RD,LD

3 Responses to “Special Needs Kids Eat Right”

  1. Eunice Khan

    Will look into getting this book, food has been a challenge for Elijah. Can you help in explaining the best way to handle meltdowns and tantrums, for awhile it seemed like they weren’t happening as much since his speech improved, but lately it seems like the meltdowns are happening again. We’ve been praying about this, it’s been challenging.

    • Steven Kepple

      Eunice, My son would have a few temper tantrums a week. We have experienced a change of a tantrum 1-2 times a month, or less by two changes. 1, we have a schedule that we work with our son on, and prime him ahead of time for transitioning to the next part of the schedule. The second was removing all sugar/candy. He still has fruit, and some juice, but we will not let him have cookies, candy, excessive juice, soda, and many foods loaded with sugar. Our first clue to the “sugar” problem was taking him to a movie. by the end of the movie… and a bag of sour gummy worms, our son couldn’t even speak a clear sentence. He is fully integrated in public high school now, and we are working towards eliminating his accommodations over time. I hope this helps!

      • Eunice Khan

        Thanks Steven! Yes I agree and we do currently follow through with what you advised. I believe a lot of these melt downs have been due to long hours and days in school/therapy, just over worked! I changed my schedule in April and noticed a difference, our son is home now majority of the day with me and he just seems happier! We are learning one day at a time! 😉


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