Foods and nutrition
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|Tue, 07-20-2010 - 4:22pm|
I want to augment the Daytrana that my son just started on by making sure that he has a good diet. Right now, I'd say his diet is okay, but I figure improvement can only help. For the things he eats well, we're fine. But for things he's less interested in or things he's too interested in, we need some work. We also have the issue with lunch - he eats what he wants out of his lunch box and leaves the rest. And then there's the junk that schools and camp provide. Now, I know that I can tell them he can't have X or Y, but he already feels different and I don't him to feel even more differentiated or punished for having ADHD. I also want to make food a pleasurable thing - you can choose the good things and enjoy them. He is already good with fruit and many vegetables and I'd just like to encourage that.
So...I guess what I'm asking is for is your tips and tricks for balancing meals, making lunches, adding protein, etc. Also, has anyone had success with Omega 3s? I took fish oil years ago and it made me feel like I would throw up from the fishy taste. I hear the omega 3s still have that fishy taste besides the fact that they are HUGE and my son is still not comfortable with pills yet.