Do color additives cause behavioral problems in children or add to the problems associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
If you’re concerned about the amount of sugar in your child’s diet you might be wondering if artificial sweeteners are a smart alternative. Despite what you may have heard, artificial sweeteners don’t cause birth defects or cancer and they aren’t linked to behavior problems.
Round up a group of kids for a party, ply them with cake and soda and before you know it they’ll be bouncing off the walls, right? Not exactly.
Food additives have been used for centuries to improve and preserve the taste, texture, nutrition and appearance of food. Here’s a peak at a few categories and ingredients commonly used in the food supply and what they do.
Young people with a positive image of themselves feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to succeed. They don’t obsess about calories, food or weight. They have the energy they need to enjoy physical activity.
Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.
Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.
To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.
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