Tag - Nutrition


Ask the Horizons Team: Do you treat children with feeding problems?

Question: My child is a picky eater. He eats only a handful of things, mainly carbs. This seems to be his only issue. He does well in school and has friends. My question is whether you treat only kids with autism or if you also treat kids who just have a feeding problem? Kathy in …


Ask the Horizons Team: Using Generic vs. Brand Name Medications

Question: My daughter has been doing well on the same antidepressant medication for the past 3 years. However, two months ago she began acting differently and the depressive symptoms seem to be returning. There have been no changes in her life or our family life, so this change doesn’t make sense. The pharmacy order service …


Ask the Horizons Team: Vitamins and Supplements for Kids

Question: I have a question about vitamins and supplements that I hope you can help with.  My kids have tons of food sensitivities and full-blown allergies, and I’m trying to find some supplements that they can take that do not have lots of additives or ingredients that trigger problems for them.  So far most of …


Gut Health and The Importance of Good Nutrition

Question: Last week your featured article was about gut health and the importance of good nutrition.  I found it very informative, and have been meaning to look at probiotic options for our family.  Do you have any favorite probiotics that you recommend to families? -Andy in Denver, CO


Ask the Horizons Team: How a Child’s Diet Impacts Health

Question: I’m trying to understand more about how my child’s diet and general health may be impacting her symptoms, specifically her sleep and irritability.  She has a diagnosis of autism.  Do you have any books or resources you recommend? -Brian in Michigan


Coconut Shrimp

(Recipe from “Cooking Free” by Carol Fenster, PhD page 145) If eggs are inappropriate for your diet, dip the shrimp in the flour mixture only. 1 pound jumbo shrimp 1/2 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper …


Pork Fried Rice

(Recipe from “Cooking Free” by Carol Fenster, PhD pages 138-139) This is a great way to use leftover rice. It’s quick and easy and the perfect answer when someone says, “Let’s have Chinese tonight.” Ingredients: 1/2 lb boneless pork, cut into 1/4-inch thick cubes 1 tbsp canola oil 1 small onion finely chopped 2 small …


Turkey Rice Salad

(Recipe and picture from Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Leslie Hammond and Lynne Marie Rominger pages 50-51) Want to go vegetarian? Just omit the turkey! Steamed wild rice gives this dish filling fiber. 2 cups (330 g) steamed wild rice blend 1 cup (140 g) diced cooked turkey or chicken 1/4 cup (25 g) …



From Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Leslie Hammond and Lynne Marie Rominger, age 132 1 box (8 to 12 ounces or 225 to 340 g) gluten-free elbow macaroni 1 pound (455 g) ground beef 3/4 cup (95 g) chopped onion 1 can (8 ounces or 225 g) tomato paste 1 can (4 ounces or …


Vanilla-Cinnamon French Toast

From “Eating Well with IBS,” by Kate Scarlata, R.D., L.D.N. Page 123 A pure and natural blend of vanilla combines with the subtle sweetness of cinnamon to make this French toast tops on the “comfort food” list. 1 tsp. butter or trans-fat-free margarine 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1 large egg ½ cup reduced-lactose low-fat milk …

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