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From Time-Out to Outstanding: How Dietary Changes can Improve Children’s Overall Health

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 23 Sep 2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Webinar

*THIS IS A 2 WEEK ONLINE COURSE*

This presentation will examine the link between food and its’ potential effects on children’s mood and behavior as well as the impact those behaviors have on the family system. The information provided is based on the first-hand experience of a mother who is a mental health professional and whose son has gluten-sensitivity and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This presentation will show how children may be misdiagnosed or labeled before discovering the underlying medical conditions that cause or contribute to symptoms in children.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to define gluten, the common foods that contain gluten, and how to recognize hidden gluten in ingredient lists
  • Identify emotional and behavioral symptoms of gluten-sensitivity as well as other food sensitivities in young children
  • Understand food sensitivities and how it impacts the family system
  • Learn about available resources to make official diagnosis of gluten-sensitivity and/or Celiac Disease
  • Learn about health problems that may develop if the gluten-sensitive person continues to consume gluten
  • How to begin a gluten-free diet and what to expect when doing so
  • Understand and identify the links between gluten-sensitivity, lactose intolerance, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • When to pursue the possibility of medication in the treatment of symptoms
  • How to prepare healthy lunches and school snacks
  • How to help children cope with eating differently than other children

Click here for complete details and to register.


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