French fries and kids with autism

@ellovire (411)
July 21, 2011 5:27pm CST
It's weird and it's been bothering me. Five years ago, I met a couple who has a child with autism and their child would eat nothing except french fries. Breakfast, lunch and dinner--all french fries. When they go out and dine, it's still french fries. Sometimes they have to bring frozen fries, ask the restaurant crew if they can have their fries cooked there and they have to explain the child's situation. Now, I have encountered again a child with autism that eats nothing except for, again, french fries. When I talked to their teacher, 8 out of her 10 autistic students eat french fries and nothing else. What is it with french fries that children with autism love? Or is this case just a coincidence?