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For the last 20 years, my work has revolved around supporting individuals with autism and their families as they embark on nutrition intervention. I have also had the honor to participate in published research regarding the benefits of diet for autism. The science is clear, and as the families that work with me can attest, nutrition matters when it comes to health, learning, and behavior, especially in regards to autism. 

Explore our articles on diet and nutrition intervention for autism spectrum disorders.

Nourishing Hope Holiday Guide
Nourishing Hope Holiday Guide

  Holiday Gift Guide   I get many in my community who ask about my favorite products. When we are looking to nourish our families in the healthiest ways possible, having great kitchen tools are a must! The holidays can be a great opportunity to change our...

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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treat Reinvented
Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treat Reinvented

Halloween is almost here. This year, some families may be choosing to find new ways to celebrate that do not include trick or treating or large gatherings. There is still so much you can do to make this Halloween memorable, fun, healthy, and safe.  Instead of Trick or...

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Watermelon Popsicles
Watermelon Popsicles

These popsicles are a great treat that’s low in sugar and high in phytonutrients. It’s great for the summer, when the weather is warm and fruit is abundant. But can also be made anytime for a natural, low sugar treat. Try any fruit you like. The sweetener is optional....

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Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)
Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)

We continue the food and garden chronicles here at Nourishing Hope. Our garden, to say the very least, has been a place of comfort, fun, learning, memories, and deliciousness for me and my family.  I know there can be some intimidation around starting a garden. But...

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Summer Grilling: Kid-Friendly Vegetables on the BBQ
Summer Grilling: Kid-Friendly Vegetables on the BBQ

Most dads love a good barbeque. If you’re a dad planning a barbeque, or a mom creating a fun day for the dad in your family’s life, I’ve got some ideas for you! When you think of BBQ, I’m sure most of you are thinking of meat. But vegetables can be delicious on the...

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Nourishing Hope in the Garden
Nourishing Hope in the Garden

The last few months have been difficult for me… as I’m sure they have been for many of you. My child has been struggling with tummy issues, our car was stolen out of our garage by a criminal, and we have been dealing with the same stay-at-home (and school-at-home)...

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18 Years: ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism
18 Years: ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism

This Spring marks the anniversary of ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism that’s helped countless children and families worldwide. This ONE idea, Nourishing Hope – giving specialized attention to the food and nutrition children receive to help them improve...

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Sauerkraut Recipe
Sauerkraut Recipe

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/BED/Keto Diet Compliance Sauerkraut is wonderful for digestion and the immune system. It’s also beneficial for our mood.  Sauerkraut is made with fermented or cultured cabbage and other vegetables. When they are made raw, the traditional way,...

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Using Rainbows to Teach Kids Good Nutrition
Using Rainbows to Teach Kids Good Nutrition

Have you been trying to get more nutrients (and vegetables) into your child? As a nutritionist specializing in children with autism, ADHD, and related neurodevelopmental delays, I can share with you that most parents I work with are worried about their child’s...

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