Cynthia - posted on 06/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My daughter is 9y old and is diagnosed ADD a few months ago. She got Ritalin prescribed (a half in the morning, a half during lunchbreak) - we only give it to her on schooldays and it seems to work for her concentration.
My main problem is that my daughter hardly eats (was allready before she was taking the pills) and if she's hungry she will allways ask for sweet stuff (pancakes, candy, cookies, chocolate, ...).
She doesn't like potatoes, she doesn't like bread, she doesn't like cheese, she doesn't like this vegetable, she doesn't like that meat, ... it's driving me crazy, it takes hours for her to finish her meal (I try to avoid sweets as much as I can !). She does complain about feeling hungry, but she says the moment she starts eating it doesn't taste well anymore ...
The idea of diets (which I read about in other topics) is totally new to me, no one adviced me something in that direction. It's a bit of information overload to me atm - hehe - but one thing that i'm wondering about atm is : Is her hunger for sweet stuff related to her ADD or is there a possibility she has an insufficiency ?
(please mind my English, I'm from Belgium)
Some hints to make food more appealing to her are always welcome :-)
Thx in advance