oa Professional Nursing Today - Basic nutrition and additional requirements for children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder : paediatrics



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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