A Child’s Diet Means More Than Just Food


by Aimee Mays

Recently there has been news of how a child’s diet may be affecting their ability to learn. Diet plays a huge role in how children focus, how they retain new information, their creativity levels, their behavior, and their activity. Taking the initiative to make sure your child’s diet is appropriate for them to be as successful as can be is the first step to making sure your child flourishes.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers has talked about the four types of foods that parents should steer clear of giving their children:

  • dairy
  • gluten
  • artificial food dyes
  • non-organic foods

1. Dairy

Collection of Dairy Products

The first is dairy. Dairy is one of the most common food activators leading to irritability, depression, and anxiety in children with food sensitivities.

2. Gluten

Variety of gluten products like bread and grains

The second is gluten. Gluten is associated with food activators as well with negative behavior including hyperactivity, irritability, and aggressiveness in children with difficulties.

3. Artificial Food Dyes

Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow Dye lined up side by side

The third is artificial food dyes. According to the FDA, food dyes are found in most processed foods and can initiate attention spans being lost, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity in children with difficulties just like gluten. Actually, food dyes are banned in certain countries including the United Kingdom, which makes them seem even more taboo.

4. Non-organic Foods

Vegetables and other foods with a warning pesticide sign placed in front

Finally, the fourth food to try and eliminate from a child’s diet are non-organic foods. These foods contain antibiotics that have a negative effect on the “good” bacteria in your gut that is responsible for essential tasks such as withdrawing energy from food.

If you have any questions about how your child is affected by the food they eat, check out the Brain Balance Centers website. Brain Balance has been helping children with their behavioral and social challenges for years. They have constructed a program that can help children with sensory stimulation, academic stimulation, as well as nutrition in order to help with brain imbalance and improve achievement.

If your child is struggling in any way with their learning it is time to take the necessary steps to provide them with the essential elements of being successful in life. A good starting point is simply changing their diet to a healthier plan.

Brain Balance will advocate for your child’s learning and help them grow in the best way possible for them individually. They help children with learning difficulties ranging from ADHD to Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Processing Disorders, and more. So, check out the Brain Balance if this is of any concern to your child and see what you can do to help.

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