oa Professional Nursing Today - Basic nutrition and additional requirements for children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder : paediatrics
|Article Title||Basic nutrition and additional requirements for children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder : paediatrics|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University, 2 Stellenbosch University and 3 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||16 - 18|
Recent research highlights several areas of nutritional concern for children who are 2-8 years of age. These include high intakes of fat and sugar, low intake of fruits and vegetables, limited exposure to a variety of foods, increased fast food consumption and decreased physical activity. These factors contribute to an increased prevalence of overweight and the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases. Furthermore, the link between artificial food colourings and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms has been confirmed.
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