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Nutritional education as an effective intervention for body composition improvement in young swimmers with autism spectrum disorder

Advances in Obesity, Weight Management & Control
Kimia Moiniafshari,1 Farshad Kalantari,1 Hafez Behzadi Nezhad2

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder which may affect individual’s quality of life in several aspects including nutrition. Nutrition-related challenges may include food selectivity, poor dietary pattern and low variety of food consumption which may increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies. It can be suggested that the lack of nutritional knowledge can be considered as a leading cause for nutritional challenges in this area. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of parental nutritional education on body composition of swimmers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


autism spectrum disorder, nutritional education, body composition, physical activity, swimming training