Yes, ideally kids eat nutritionally. BUT, sometimes getting them to eat at all is most important, like when ADHD medication is wrecking their appetite.
To satisfy the carb cravings, try swapping them for crunchy, healthy snacks. Sometimes it’s the crunch they crave more than the carbs.
Here are more tips for when stimulants rob kids of their appetite:
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism