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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ADDers jump from one thought to the next, and when faced with a lot of options, a teen may decide to decide later -- or not at all. Ask him to list his favorite foods, and slot them onto a weekly calendar that you keep on the fridge: oatmeal or scrambled eggs for breakfast, turkey wrap or vegetable soup for lunch, cheeseburger or strawberry smoothie for dinner. He can change it weekly, or until he gets tired of eating the same thing.

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