This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We are always looking for ways to help my autistic daughter increase her independence. Whether it’s through her evening routine, or mealtimes; I know that a little bit will go a long way. If you’re in need of tips for how to help your autistic child pack their own lunch – read on.
When it comes to what we pack for my autistic daughter’s lunch, it’s pretty straightforward.
- Trail mix (for protein)
We rotate through a few things every so often, but we try to cover those basic groups. Honestly, as long as she’s eating, I’m happy. We try to cover a balanced meal at dinner or breakfast.
So, instead of trying to come up with a visual schedule for this, we used a set of dry erase boards to write down lists. As we go through each step, my daughter will check it off.
And the lunch packing list has also become a part of her morning routine:
Our go-to, lately, for her lunch snacks and afterschool snack have been OREO minis from the NABISCO Multipacks which also include mini Chips Ahoy and Nutter Butter Bites.
Personally, I prefer the Nutter Butter Bites for my on-the-go snack when I’m out and about with my youngest while her sister is at school.
But, whether it’s being packed for lunch, or in the diaper bag as an on-the-go snack for me; we absolutely love the convenience of NABISCO Multipacks. We stock up on NABISCO Multipacks when we make our weekly shopping trip to Walmart.
Other ideas that we have for helping her manage her morning routine more independently include:
- Visual schedules
- Preparing the night before
- Labeling everything
It’s a trial and error process but one that I’m willing to test and tweak as many times as necessary. Just like we rotate between the different types of cookies for her lunch.
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