12 episodes

Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, CLT, or as you might know her: the Autism Dietitian™, has helped thousands of parents with kids with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders take the guesswork out of nutrition. She dives into the research connecting diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes to help kids feel their best and reach their full potential.

Brittyn has been a part of the autism community for over 20 years, as her younger brother was diagnosed on the spectrum at a young age. She uses her personal and professional experience to guide families on their own nutrition journey that fits their child's unique needs.

Nourishing Autism Brittyn Coleman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, CLT, or as you might know her: the Autism Dietitian™, has helped thousands of parents with kids with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders take the guesswork out of nutrition. She dives into the research connecting diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes to help kids feel their best and reach their full potential.

Brittyn has been a part of the autism community for over 20 years, as her younger brother was diagnosed on the spectrum at a young age. She uses her personal and professional experience to guide families on their own nutrition journey that fits their child's unique needs.

    Happy Thanksgiving + Exclusive Black Friday Offer!

    Happy Thanksgiving + Exclusive Black Friday Offer!

    We are taking off this week for you to enjoy more time with your family and friends! For Thanksgiving resources, check out last week's episode for tips for a stress-free holiday. 
    If you have been waiting to join the Autism Nutrition Library, now is the time! Use the code GIVETHANKS-20 for 20% off the ANL.When you join the Autism Nutrition Library you get instant access to:
    Kid friendly recipes that meet your child’s sensory preferences and nutrition needs A member’s only community form to connect with other like minded parents (and me!) Information on conditions such as Constipation, the Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet, Supplements, Leaky Gut Syndrome, PANS/PANDAS and more - in relation to autism and nutrition … and so much more

    • 2 min
    Preparing for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    Preparing for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    It’s the season of Thanksgiving, and along with the excitement can come a feeling of uncertainty if you have a child on the spectrum.
    This could be for a variety of reasons such as a change in schedule, new foods, new people, and other variations in the day that could change your child’s regular routine. Tune in as I give my top six tips for navigating and preparing for a stress-free Thanksgiving!
    IN THIS EPISODE How to navigate trying new foods on Thanksgiving days
    Preparing a safe place for your child
    Making Thanksgiving about more than food
    LINKS Join the Autism Nutrition Library
    Follow @AutismDietitian on Instagram

    • 7 min
    How I Became the Autism Dietitian

    How I Became the Autism Dietitian

    Are you wondering how exactly I became the Autism Dietitian?
    While there is no autism nutrition certification, there are definitely avenues that you can take to educate and cultivate your knowledge. I will be sharing about my journey through college, my career, and the resources that I used to get to where I am today!
    IN THIS EPISODE The importance of educating healthcare providers on autism
    My personal story, and what inspired me most in the field
    How I took the leap to start my private practice
    LINKS Join the Autism Nutrition Library
    Follow @AutismDietitian on Instagram

    • 11 min
    Should You Go Gluten Free?

    Should You Go Gluten Free?

    Is the gluten-free diet right for your child with autism?
    If your child is on the autism spectrum it is almost inevitable to not hear about going gluten-free. While the topic of gluten allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances is vast, there is a lot of research that supports going gluten-free in children with autism.
    Listen along as I dig further into the topic of going gluten-free, and how it may or may not be for your child!
    IN THIS EPISODE What does the research say about gluten-free diets for children on the autism spectrum?
    Different types of gluten allergies and sensitivities
    Deciding if the gluten-free diet is right for your child
    LINKS Join the Autism Nutrition Library
    Follow @AutismDietitian on Instagram

    • 19 min
    Swept Under the Autism Rug

    Swept Under the Autism Rug

    Do you feel like your child is getting swept under the “autism rug”?
    On today’s episode, Brittyn is digging deeper into what it means to advocate for your child’s needs. There are a lot of symptoms that are commonly associated with autism, but does that mean that they're normal?
    Each of your child’s symptoms deserves attention, and a specialist to help you dig deeper. Learn how to not let it get swept under the rug!
    IN THIS EPISODE Common misconceptions about autism “symptoms”
    What is the “autism rug”
    Questions you should be asking your healthcare provider
    Learning to advocate for your child’s specific needs
    LINKS Join the Autism Nutrition Library
    Follow @AutismDietitian on Instagram

    • 12 min
    Enjoying Special Events & Holidays

    Enjoying Special Events & Holidays

    Special events almost always revolve around food and they're often feel good foods like cake, candy, and ice cream. While these taste delicious, they're not necessarily foods that aren't going to improve your nutrition or help your child feel their best, which is what I'm all about. Helping your kids feel their best so that they can reach their full potential. Let’s explore preparing for the holidays and finding alternatives that your kids enjoy and are more nutritious!
     
    IN THIS EPISODE Exploring the balancing act of food and experience at special events and holidays
    A few different options to consider for upcoming events to set you up for success
    Ideas for “better” candy and other ideas for non-candy and non-food treats your child can enjoy
    Communicating with your child’s team and setting expectations
     
    LINKS [Round Up] "Cleaner" Halloween Candy
    [Round Up] Halloween Treats That Aren't Candy
    Join the Autism Nutrition Library
    Follow @AutismDietitian on Instagram

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Mothering Autism ,

Amazing!

I love that her methodology is backed up by research, and that for me is big. What she does is based on facts and experiences, and that’s a total win. Love listening to her podcast!

ReneeSellers ,

Five Stars!

I am SO thankful for Brittyn and her love for kiddos on the spectrum! She has helped our family tremendously, and this podcast does not disappoint! Learning new things every week and always looking forward to listening! 5 stars, for sure!

Tay4556 ,

Outstanding advocate

Brittyn Coleman is an outstanding advocate for clients and families alike, distilling her widespread research and passion into digestible, practical information that truly changes people’s lives! Echoing other reviews, Brittyn is not only highly knowledgeable and professional but also personally a bright light to all who know her. She is a true difference maker for many!

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