ADHD & Meal Planning

Grocery App 150x150Meal planning. It seems like such a simple task. We eat 3 times a day, every day. So this should be something we can all just inherently do. However, if you are an adult with ADHD, you know how difficult this seemingly simple task can be. This can lead to a lot of missed meals and fast food.

What makes meal planning so difficult for people with ADHD? If you break down this task it is very involved. You must be able to plan ahead. This is a hard skill for many with ADHD. Even though we eat...

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating

Children with ADHD at Risk for Binge Eating
Lack of control increases risk

Many medications taken for ADHD result in appetite loss, so its hard to fathom that binge eating could be related to ADHD. Yet a new study from Johns Hopkins Childrens Center reveals that children with ADHD are significantly more likely to have an eating disorder.

The researchers term the disorder, loss of control eating syndrome and find it quite similar to binge\eating, a disorder commonly found in adults. The...

What you can learn from a marshmallow!

What you can learn from a marshmallow.

- It will change your life!

It's an age old dilemma; we stare at a plate of chocolate chip cookies after eating just one. We know well that's all we should eat, but the impulse kicks in and we have another. And another. Science tells us how this lack of control will affect us long-term, and it's not just about your waistline.

Impulsive behaviors are often associated with children and adults with autism or ADHD. At times, they lack self-control...

Brain Food!

BrainFood

Top 10 secrets to get your family eating better - for the brain!

We have all read about the recommend foods for healthy brains. But lets face it; brain foods usually arent too kid-friendly. Omega-rich fish like salmon, vegetables like spinach and kale, and oatmeal are not typically your childs favorite things to eat. They may not be even some of your favorite dishes! When it comes to integrating these foods into your familys diet, it will take some ingenuity. Here are some ideas:

Oatmeal...

ADHD Diet Tips: Foods That May Worsen Symptoms

Although we know that foods do not cause ADHD, it does seem that some foods may worsen ADHD related behaviors and symptoms. "Excessive caffeine Chocolate 150x150and excessive use of fast foods and other foods of poor nutritional value can cause kids to display behavior that might be confused with ADHD," said Frank Barnhill, MD, an expert and the author of "Mistaken for ADHD." View more

Everyday Health and Healthline listed the following foods that people with ADHD must avoid eating.

Some foods to avoid...

IEP Accommodations for End-of-Grade Testing

It is hard to believe that for many of us end-of-grade testing is Test Taking 150x150just around the corner. This can be a very difficult time for students, parents, and teachers alike. If you have a student with ADHD, you know this can be an especially stressful time. Many students with ADHD struggle with testing for a variety of reasons; distractibility, anxiety, sleepiness, impulsivity, and carelessness, just to name a few.

Most of these students are highly intelligent, but their poor test results seldom...

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