Diet & ADHD

Hi Sue,

I was just reading the Q&A on foods and ADHD and I would like to comment on the suggestions. Although I realize that no controlled studies have been done, I have talked to many other parents about diet and we all agree that certain foods make ADHD symptoms far worse in our children. In particular, red food dye is a biggie. It seems to be more severe with pre-schoolers, although my 11-year old gets very irritable and volatile after consuming "agent red". Therefore, the advice to Rebecca to give her child a multi-vitamin such as Flintstones may actually make the child worse. We buy special vitamins for Nathan from the health food store which contain no food dyes. Would you please pass these comments on?

Thanks, and let me say how much I enjoy all of your articles and that I appreciate all of the work that goes into making such a great place.


Sue Gilbert

Sue Gilbert works as a consulting nutritionist. For many years she worked with Earth's Best Organic Baby Food, integrating nutrition and... Read more

Dear Colleen,

Thanks for sharing this with our readers.

Thank you for your kind words, and I am very glad to hear that you enjoy

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