Nutritional Therapy:

Children and Nutrition

Good nutrition has never been so important for children to improve or maintain their health now and prevent future ill helath. It is important to help your child develop a positive and healthy relationship to food and help them have good health to fulfil their dreams.

Advertising, peer pressure, the need for convenience and addictions to sugar all affect children's eating habits. A high sugar, high fat and salt diet with additives increases the risks of behavioural problems, obesity and long term health issues. If you want to maximise your child's potential you need to feed them the best brain food.

There is now a junk food habit epidemic among many children in the UK with increasing levels of obesity. In addition Type II Diabetes is being diagnosed in children as young as nine and conditions such as ADHD are on the increase.

Many children have food allergies or intolerances which can cause many varied symptoms such as:

  • ADHD
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Skin problems
  • Poor sleep
  • Middle ear infections or glue ear

Typical childrens lunchbox

  • Cheese
  • white bread
  • sandwich
  • Bag of crisps,
  • Chocolate bar,
  • Yoghurt,
  • Fizzy drink.
  • Sugar total - 43g
  • Fat total - 36g (most of which is saturated fat)

Healthy childrens lunchbox

  • Mackerel or tuna salad sandwich
  • Bag of almonds, Banana,
  • Soy dessert, Water.
  • Sugar total - 4g
  • Fat total -24g (only 4g is saturated fat, the rest essential fats).

Research shows that if a twelve year old skips breakfast they will have the reaction of a seventy year old in the classroom

Find out how to fuel their brains to help with learning, concentration and examinations.