International Journal of Home Science
2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 1, PART A
Acceptability and parental perception of the developed gluten free casein free cake for children with autism spectrum disorder
Author(s): Kavitha Raj KN and Beela GK
There is growing interest in possible dietary involvement in the etiology and treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Although, the GFCF diet and its consequences and implications on the behavior of Autism Spectrum disorder needs more evidences. However, wide range of parents are adapting GFCF diet for their children. The purpose of this study was to study the acceptability and parental perception of the developed Gluten Free Casein Free cake or children with Autism spectrum disorder. In order to assess the acceptability of the developed GFCF cake, the parents were asked to prepare the cake by themselves and to give to their children. They were asked to respond to the BAMBIC scale to ascertain the eating behaviour and acceptability while introducing the developed GFCF cake. The result revealed that 56 percent of the children accepted the GFCF cake and consumed it completely and also 41 percent children accepted the cake and showed willingness to eat again. Although the GFCF diet are generally considered to be harmless, long-term administration it may cause micronutrient deficiencies. The cake developed in the present study overcomes this problem as it is rich in nutrients like protein, carbohydrate, dietary fibre, energy, vitamins and minerals. The present study has therefore successfully developed a GFCF cake which most parents reported high acceptability. The parents also reported that their children with ASD also accepted the cake.
How to cite this article:
Kavitha Raj KN, Beela GK. Acceptability and parental perception of the developed gluten free casein free cake for children with autism spectrum disorder. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(1):28-38.