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Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, is a distinguished Registered Dietitian and Autism Nutrition Expert, known for her innovative, sensory-friendly feeding approach to nutrition for children on the autism spectrum. As the founder of the Nourishing Autism Collective, and as an autism sibling herself, Brittyn brings both professional expertise and personal understanding to her work. She empowers families with her expert guidance, helping children receive essential nutrients for optimal health and development. Her strategies are tailored to the unique dietary needs and sensory preferences of each child.
Brittyn's influence extends beyond her membership site through her active social media presence and her popular podcast, 'Nourishing Autism'. Her educational content on Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms has established her as a leading voice in autism nutrition, providing valuable resources, practical advice, and a supportive community for parents and professionals.

Nourishing Autism Brittyn Coleman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 91 Ratings

Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, is a distinguished Registered Dietitian and Autism Nutrition Expert, known for her innovative, sensory-friendly feeding approach to nutrition for children on the autism spectrum. As the founder of the Nourishing Autism Collective, and as an autism sibling herself, Brittyn brings both professional expertise and personal understanding to her work. She empowers families with her expert guidance, helping children receive essential nutrients for optimal health and development. Her strategies are tailored to the unique dietary needs and sensory preferences of each child.
Brittyn's influence extends beyond her membership site through her active social media presence and her popular podcast, 'Nourishing Autism'. Her educational content on Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms has established her as a leading voice in autism nutrition, providing valuable resources, practical advice, and a supportive community for parents and professionals.

    How Sensory Processing Disorder Can Majorly Affect Your Child's Eating, Toileting, and More with Amanda Mathers, OTR/L @yourpediatricot

    How Sensory Processing Disorder Can Majorly Affect Your Child's Eating, Toileting, and More with Amanda Mathers, OTR/L @yourpediatricot

    In this episode of the Nourishing Autism Podcast, Amanda Mathers, a pediatric occupational therapist (OT), dives deep into the realm of sensory processing.  She explains how our senses affect daily living and emphasizes understanding sensory experiences to manage behaviors effectively, especially in children with sensory processing disorder and autism.
     
    Join Brittyn and Amanda as they discuss her journey from working in clinics to providing in-home early intervention for children, highlighting the importance of involving parents in the therapeutic process. This episode also explores the vital and often overlapping roles of dietitians, speech therapists, and OTs in promoting children's development, particularly in feeding therapy and potty training. Listen in for practical advice on recognizing and addressing sensory issues, the significance of nutrition in therapy, and how to communicate effectively with therapists to ensure comprehensive support for your children. 
     
    For Amanda's free resources, courses, and 1:1 coaching visit: https://stan.store/yourpediatricOT Follow Amanda on Instagram: @yourpediaticot Check out Amanda's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@yourpediatricot

    • 26 min
    Tips for Special Educators to Support Autistic Students (Parents - Share this Episode!)

    Tips for Special Educators to Support Autistic Students (Parents - Share this Episode!)

    Brittyn knows how frustrating it can be when professional development rarely applies to early childhood and overlooks relevant topics for autistic students. That’s why she's joining over 25 special educators, parents, psychologists, SLPs, and OTs who advocate for neurodiversity-affirming strategies at the Preschool Autism Summit July 15-17.
    During the summit, you’ll learn how to equip your support staff and paraprofessionals with the latest strategies, create compassionate and strength-based classroom environments, and replace outdated methods with practical, current strategies. You’ll gain actionable tools and insights to enhance your teaching practices, promote meaningful engagement, and empower every child to thrive.
    Grab your FREE ticket to the Preschool Autism Summit here: nourishingautism.co/summit 
    If you're a parent with a special educator in mind, please share this link or podcast episode!

    • 5 min
    When Picky Eating Is More Than Picky Eating with Sarah Almond-Bushell, @thechildrensnutritionist

    When Picky Eating Is More Than Picky Eating with Sarah Almond-Bushell, @thechildrensnutritionist

    In this episode of The Nourishing Autism Podcast, Brittyn welcomes Sarah Almond-Bushell, a UK-based international award-winning registered dietitian with 25 years of experience in pediatric nutrition.
    They discuss Sarah's approach to managing picky eating in children through play and sensory experiences, emphasizing that it's okay to play with food to encourage positive interactions. Sarah highlights red flags that might indicate when picky eating requires professional intervention and discusses the benefits of using learning plates over no thank you plates.
    If you have a picky eater in your family, this episode is a MUST listen!
     
    Podcast Resources:
    Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechildrensnutritionist/  Check out Sarah's NEW "Fussy Eating Fixed!" Program: https://www.thechildrensnutritionist.com/fussy-eating-fixed For more information about nutrition counseling with Sarah and her amazing free resources visit: https://childrensnutrition.co.uk/ For more information about business coaching with Sarah visit: https://www.sarahalmondbushell.com/  
    Grab Your Free Ticket to The Preschool Autism Summit: nourishingautism.co/summit

    • 31 min
    Sensory Diets 101 with Jessica and Rachel from All Things Sensory

    Sensory Diets 101 with Jessica and Rachel from All Things Sensory

    In this episode of the Nourishing Autism Podcast, Brittyn is joined by Rachel Harrington and Jessica Hill, certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) at Harkla and hosts of the All Things Sensory Podcast.
    They discuss the concept of sensory diets, which are not related to food but rather consist of various sensory activities designed to help children stay regulated. Listen in to hear how these activities can be integrated into daily routines (with specific examples), the importance of proactive sensory strategies, and their impact on mealtime behaviors. Rachel and Jessica emphasize the need for personalized approaches and provide truly practical tips for parents.
    Resources for further learning are available on the Harkla website: https://harkla.co/
    You can find their podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla on:
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-things-sensory-by-harkla/id1404416537 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4LhIeCdocjGeYokoXW9KHV Follow Rachel and Jessica on Instagram:
    Harkla: @harkla_family  All Things Sensory Podcast: @allthingssensorypodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@HarklaFamily/videos

    Webinars: https://harkla.co/pages/webinars

    Freebies:
    https://harkla.co/pages/youtube-freebies?_ab=0&key=1707332938766

    • 28 min
    3 Signs Your Child Might Need Feeding Therapy

    3 Signs Your Child Might Need Feeding Therapy

    In this episode of the Nourishing Autism Podcast, join Brittyn as she addresses concerns from parents whose children have increasingly limited diets. She emphasizes the importance of early intervention through feeding therapy and stresses the importance of selecting qualified, certified practitioners through specific therapist finder tools. Listen in to get practical steps for advocating for your child’s feeding needs.
    Episode Resources:
    SOS Trained Therapist Finder: https://sosapproachtofeeding.com/locate-a-therapist/ Feeding Matters Pediatric Feeding Specialist Directory: https://www.feedingmatters.org/resources-support/provider-directory/ 

    • 15 min
    The Evaluation Process, PDA, & More with Dr. Tay

    The Evaluation Process, PDA, & More with Dr. Tay

    In this episode of the Nourishing Autism Podcast, Brittyn sits down with Dr. Taylor Day, a licensed psychologist specializing in neurodivergent affirming care for autistic children and their families. 
    Her passion for child psychology and her focus on autism is tied to her own personal experience growing up with a brother who was diagnosed at 23 months of age.
    Dr. Tay and Brittyn discuss the importance of early diagnosis and therapeutic support, with Dr. Tay sharing insights on autism diagnosis for children as young as 14 months old. They touch on PDA (Pervasive Drive for Autonomy) and its impact on children, as well as how you can advocate for your child's needs when talking with pediatricians and other medical professionals. Throughout the episode, Dr. Tay emphasizes the importance of parent advocacy and provides guidance on navigating the diagnostic process. 
    CLICK HERE to download Dr. Tay’s Free PDA Support Guide!
    Follow Dr. Tay on:
    Instagram: @the.dr.tay  TikTok: the.dr.tay CLICK HERE to listen to Dr. Tay's podcast, Evolve with Dr. Tay!
    Learn more on Dr. Tay's website: https://drtaylorday.com/ 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

sowergirlJB ,

5 stars from RD mom with child on the spectrum

Thank you for your good work, Brittyn!

Cmvnau ,

Actual help for ASD parents

As an ASD parent I’m often overwhelmed. The knowledge shared really helps me feel a bit more in control and offers options to try. I also feel less alone in listening to her talk about other families facing these same struggles.

natb44 ,

Must listen for parents!

Love these quick, bite sized pieces of information! As a parent of an ASD kiddo, overwhelm is all too common. Love how Brittyn breaks down the information and how she makes it attainable. We are so thankful for all the information she shares and we also love her Autism Nutrition Library!

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