This 91-page guidebook (pdf) will help you identify if your child is struggling with hidden food sensitivities. In addition to our story through this adventure, everything you need is included:
- Simple directions to make a food challenge for your child easy for everyone
- Recommended three-week meal plan specifically for children – breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner are planned for you!
- 20+ kid-friendly and tested recipes for all of the meals included in this plan (favorites like macaroni and cheese are in there too!)
- Lots of recommendations your kids will love for alternatives to the foods you won’t be having during the food challenge
- Tips, tricks and secrets for a successful food challenge
- Fun, easy ideas for school lunches
- Design-Your-Own meal plan templates for added flexibility
All of this for just $2.99. Buy it now at Amazon.
When our children struggle, it pulls at our heart and can bring tears to our eyes. Years ago, we watched our son struggle with his energy level, while something in our gut told us that it was not ADHD.
We noticed him squirm in his chair all day, jump instead of standing still, rock in his seat while watching TV or eating, and never appear to feel comfortable in his own body. With a wide range of symptoms, children often get labeled with ADHD when there might be something else going on. Sometimes, underlining issues like hidden food sensitivities, are present and can be resolved without medication.
Changes in Diet Brought Success
Our pursuit of answers led us to a food challenge to determine whether food intolerances or sensitivities could be triggering behaviors that looked like ADHD. A food challenge is sometimes called an elimination diet because you eliminate certain foods and ingredients for three weeks, then slowly reintroduce them to determine any potential culprits.
Initially we felt overwhelmed with the idea because there were no plans, resources or recipes to follow. We were out on our own. After hours of research and adjusting recipes, we found meal ideas to make it through a few weeks. It was an experience that I knew could be better.
Is Food Impacting Your Child’s Behavior?
Since we’ve been able to successfully help our child, he’s now thriving in school, sports and life, and many parents asked us to share the same guidance and program with them so they can determine if their child has hidden food sensitivities. This led us to pull all of our research, resources and best advice together in this guidebook so that every family has an opportunity to help their child.
If you are wondering if your child can benefit from changes in their diet or want to explore natural solutions to help your child’s poor sleep or focus, energy or fidgety level, this new book is designed to guide you to answers.
BOOK: Is Food Impacting Your Child’s Behavior?
If we had the opportunity years ago to buy a guidebook like this to help our child, instead of spending the hours of researching and money with multiple doctors and tests that offered few answers, we would have jumped at this.
Wondering what kind of food you’ll eat? Some of the recipes included have been inspired from the recipes we’ve shared here before like Macaroni and Cheese, Silly Dogs and Mexi Bowls but have been adjusted to remove the foods you’ll eliminate during the food challenge. We also have new recipes like Dinosaur Chips, Crazy Cake and Berry-Licious Yogurt Pops.
Start your own journey toward helping your child today by downloading the guidebook.
ps. We chose to offer this as a downloadable pdf in order to offer parents a flexible way to view the program that works for them! Some will want to print out the 3-week meal plan pages, or maybe the recipes. You can do that and more – without any special devices to read the guidebook.
Learn About Our Experience with Food
This post from a few years ago will give you a brief glimpse into our story and journey to find solutions. If you can relate, even a little, I know that’ll you find this guidebook helpful.
What other parents are saying:
Here is some of the feedback we heard from parents when we shared our experience with these food issues and our child’s reaction:
“I too have a child who has reactions to dyes and HFCS. Probably numerous other things as well but we make all of our food and use minimal processed foods. The way we found out was after a sickness where we had given her cherry Tylenol and some cough medicine..terrible, crazy state she ended up in. Process of elimination and here we are! Kudos to you for fighting the fight for your family! It is tough but definitely getting easier as more and more companies are realizing it’s not what we want!” – Judy
“We see such a change in our son’s behaviour when we see him ingest anything with dyes, particularly red ones. He exhibits a lot of tourettes / ADHD type symptoms then he seems to crash afterwards. It is horrible to witness and since we’ve watched our labels, we’ve seen a huge change.” – Cathy
“We’ve been dye and preservative free for about three weeks and my son is like a different person!” – Amanda
“My son is 25 now but when he was little if he had red food coloring additives he was like someone on speed. Took him off of it and (his) concentration inmproved and developmental lags began to resolve. I believe additives and preservatives are very dangerous and should be avoided or limited.” – Sheila
“As a school counselor (intern) I was not allowed to suggest to parents that artificial colors or flavors could be a culprit in their child’s behavior issues. We were allowed, however, to suggest “testing” for ADHD, and to “suggest” medication.” – Lisa
“My heart is breaking for my son. He will be repeating kindergarten this year because of his maturity/behavior issues. He is extremely intelligent…. is able to read on 5th grade level and comprehend what is being read, and advanced in math also. He is never violent but has a horrible time paying attention/spacing out. I realize now that it was what I was feeding him!!! I sent his lunch to school filled with artificial color (Cheetos, Hawaiian Punch, Colored Yogurt). Ugh! I have been slowly removing the colors from his food in the last few days and he is MUCH better!!! If I had only known.” – Tricia
“I challenge any parent to go completely dye-free for 2 weeks, and see if your child is better behaved? In my opinion, it is the best thing I have ever done for my child.” – Julie
Disclosure: Consult with your doctor before modifying your child’s diet to treat any medical condition. A food allergy can lead to serious complications that could be life-threatening. This is an illustration of my family’s experience with conducting a food challenge, in partnership with our doctor, and not a medical recommendation. I am not a doctor or trained medical or nutritional professional, and I cannot provide medical or nutrition advice. If you suspect true food allergies or other health conditions, I recommend you work with your physician or an allergist. Only a doctor can truly advise what is best for you or your child. I am not liable, either expressly or in an implied manner, nor claim any responsibility for any physical, emotional or health problems that may occur directly or indirectly from reading this book.