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Free Webinar Replay: What to Eat, What to Avoid: The ADHD Guide to Food and Nutrition for Children

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn about the best food and nutrition for the ADHD brain with Sanford Newmark, M.D.

The quality of your child’s food affects how his or her body and ADHD brain work. Strong evidence shows that a well-rounded diet may have a significant effect on the severity of a child’s ADHD symptoms — improving cognition, mood, and behavior. Likewise, research shows that sensitivities to certain foods and food additives can negatively affect a child’s brain. Still others may be lacking a good balance of basic nutrients to optimize attention and focus.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and ADHD. The key is finding the right combination of foods to eat — and avoid — based on your child’s nutrition profile and symptoms.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How balanced and poor nutrition have a powerful effect on ADHD symptoms
  • The basic dietary principles for ADHD
  • When and how to use elimination diets
  • The lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD
  • Key nutrients your child might be lacking
  • Using certain supplements to fill in nutritional gaps

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Sanford Newmark, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and director of Clinical Services at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is also the head of the Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program at the Osher Center, specializing in the treatment of autism, ADHD, and other developmental or chronic childhood conditions. He also has a long-standing interest and expertise in nutrition and its impact on childhood development and general health. Newmark combines conventional medicine with nutrition, behavior management, and various complementary modalities to improve his patients’ lives.

Sanford Newmark, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.


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  1. I have an interest especially in regards to supplementing where my son is lacking nutrients from his diet. He has a sadly short list of foods he will eat. Maybe due to sensory issues he will nearly gag around most cook foods and Very rarely eats vegetables or fruit. The best chances will be having something palatable mixed (hidden) in something he will drink or sweet snack. Vitamin gummies and the fish oil swirls have sugar, but he’ll take them. That would not take care of things like iron, fiber, protein and other minerals. A dr. recommended Carnation breakfast, but I want better quality (plus he won’t drink it). Is there something you recommend? ( My son’s picky eating is very unlikely ‘a phase’.)

  2. I know this says the webinar is specifically for children but I’ve been doing a lot of research on nutrition and diets for adults with ADHD/ADD and I have 2 questions. One that can be applicable to both children and adults and another that is more geared towards adults…The one for adults: 1) How much caffeine per day is a reasonable range for an adult with ADHD? And something more for ADHD’rs of all ages: 2) What are the best sugar substitutes to use for those of us with ADHD and/or how much real sugar should we try and max out at each day?
    Thanks so much!

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