ADHD Diets: Eating Tips for ADHD Teens

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms and medications means those with the condition need to pay particular attention to diet, appetite, and nutrition. Here's how to make sure teens are making healthy food habits!

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Give Personalized Snacks

Buy packages or boxes of snacks and put his name on them. Pack “his” foods in your teen’s knapsack and car cup-holder. Give her her own jar of peanut butter to keep in her room. As midnight snacks go, it’s a good one -- high in protein and good fats. Below are some ADD/ADHD-friendly snacks:

Energy bars: Clif Kid Organic Zbars (clifbar.com); LaraBar (larabar.com)

Pretzels and crackers: Mary’s Gone Crackers (marysgonecrackers.com); Kracker flatbreads (drkracker.com); Newman’s Own Organics pretzels (newmansown.com)

Smoothies: Odwalla Soy Smart (odwalla.com); Naked Juice Superfood nakedjuice.com)

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