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Louise - posted on 10/27/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a health consious mama wanting to find out more about how our children's behaviors are affected by the food they eat. What is good to eat that kids like to eat and what is making them hyper (that of course they love). I don't know all the answers, but thought I would start up a group for other mama's interested in making healthy food choices for their children.

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Stephanie - posted on 11/04/2008

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My son (8 yrs old) is ADHD but none medicated. He is on the ADHD diet which believes that the food children eat can cause a reaction. We avoid milk (all dairy including cheese), high fructose corn syrup, any yellow foods (corn), enriched flour, artificial colors, flavors, preservitives, and sugar. Even since the change, I have a different child. If he eats something wrong, I can tell within 30 minutes.



I know, it sounds like a lot. I shop at the major chain store with no problems. He stills eats chips, cookies, fruit chews, etc. I just buy different brands. I have learned what ingredients to avoid and read labels. I can now shop in less time because I know what brands to trust.



I hope this helps. It made a difference in my son's life.

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I think that this could not be a more appropriate question for this time in our lives. I wish more people would make the food/behavior connection. OF COURSE it matters what you put in your body. Drugs affect mood/behavior so why wouldn't food?? It all gets metabolized....The preservatives are probably the worst. One major one that a lot of people are unaware of is sodium benzoate. It is in some pancake syrup, imitation vanilla, some brands of dental flouride. It is really unfortunate that the FDA does not care enough to fine tune their regulations like other countries have.

Jhael - posted on 11/03/2008

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I have that same question. We recently relocated to be closer to my family. Now Grandpa and Ti-Ti constantly buy my kids fast food and sweets, which we rarely did when living in Southern California. And I am positive they are more wild, hyper, naughty-whatever you want to call it! I have considered that some of this behavior could be related to all the recent changes though.

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I think food has an effect on children's (and adult's) behavior. Our body responds to food in different ways. I read that food acts as a drug to our bodies.

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