Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Children

Helen asks…

What are the causes of a bad diet and how can it be remedied?

Here is my complete question that I need help with.. thank u peeps for the help..
1. What do you know about school age children that have ADHD and their diet?
2. What are the keys signs that school age children with ADHD are not on a proper diet or eating what they should be eating?
3. What are the causes of a bad diet and how can it be remedied?
4. What are the differences with school age children with bad diet that has ADHD and those that have good diet habits and don‘t have ADHD?
5. What are some treatments school age children can get to change their unhealthy diet to be a healthy one?
6. What are some reasons school age children with ADHD, and a poor diet not get help?
7. What are some ways to help children with ADHD change their diet to a healthy one?
8. Is changing a school age children’s diet or medicating for ADHD better than the other, or is their no difference?
9. How does diet affect your life?
10. What else would you like to tell me about the affects of

barry jennings answers:

Wow Scott, you are demanding! Lol I’ll try to answer as much as possible.

The challenge with ADHD and diet in children is that it’s not only the fault of the child, often the parents are not educated on healthy eating.

The easiest way to know that a child’s ADHD is caused by poor diet is to talk to the child and find out what they eat on a regular basis. How often do they get out and get exercise.

Poor diets today in my opinion are a result of busy lives and all the convenience foods available combined with peoples lack of knowledge on nutritious eating. As well, perhaps the FDA shouldn’t be allowing prepared foods that are so harmful to our health and wellbeing. These foods are chemically altered and offer no nutritional benefit, create high risks for cancer as well as other chronic illnesses, including mental disorders.

The difference between children with ADHD/poor diet and children who have a good diet and no ADHD is their control and often moods. Children suffering from a poor diet tend to have more violent reactions to things and have swings in their emotions more than a child with a quality diet. Children with poor eating habits generally do not sleep well.

Often parents don’t realize that there is a problem with the diet, instead they believe that medication will solve the problem, I’ve also talked to some mothers who know that simply allowing their child time outside makes a world of difference yet the parent doesn’t take the time to spend time with the child outdoors, opting instead for medication.

Of course there are some children who’s parents opt for no treatment, believing the child will just outgrow the behaviour.

Sometimes the poor diet is caused by a parent “giving up” on trying to force good food on a child, but from what I’ve seen with my son’s friends too many parents fail to understand the importance of simply drinking water and eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Many of my sons friends have grown up eating most meals from fast food joints because, as they tell me, their parents do not have time to shop, never mind do all that cooking.

As far as what is best, that’s very difficult to answer. A healthy diet has been proven to be effective in helping ADHD and there are no down sides to this treatment. Medication has shown to have serious side effects in the short term, long term we do not know for sure.

Diet affects every aspect of ones life, both mental and physical health. I often try to tell people, I eat well and ensure proper nutrition not for a longer life but simply for a better quality of life for the years that I am here.

Not sure if I answered your questions, but I tried because this is something that truly saddens me. Our children are suffering and if we don’t do something their children will suffer too.

Mark asks…

Need help. If anyone can answer in a 1-10 fashion. Thanks for ur help.?

1. What do you know about school age children that have ADHD and their diet?
2. What are the keys signs that school age children with ADHD are not on a proper diet or eating what they should be eating?
3. What are the causes of a bad diet and how can it be remedied?
4. What are the differences with school age children with bad diet that has ADHD and those that have good diet habits and don‘t have ADHD?
5. What are some treatments school age children can get to change their unhealthy diet to be a healthy one?
6. What are some reasons school age children with ADHD, and a poor diet not get help?
7. What are some ways to help children with ADHD change their diet to a healthy one?
8. Is changing a school age children’s diet or medicating for ADHD better than the other, or is their no difference?
9. How does diet affect your life?
10. What else would you like to tell me about the affects of diet and ADHD on school age children?

barry jennings answers:

1. ADHD is a BS diagnosis, kids need discipline and structure from there parents…who need to be parents and not friends. These kids need there A*S*S* beat once in awhile to learn they are not in control.

2-10-see #1.

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