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For those of you local, you'll know that we had an awesome snow storm this week and our kiddos didn't have school yesterday. Therefore, I skipped yesterday's Lunchbox post, because we had no lunchbox.
I hope all you local followers were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful snow. The girls and I had a great time attempting to sled in the backyard (it was way to thick). Our old dog got stuck in a deep section of the yard and we spent the morning digging a system of paths through the yard for her. It ended up become of system of paths and open spots that the girls decided were houses. Hours of fun!
Let's talk additives. So many of the foods we buy have added chemicals to keep them fresher longer, preserve them, add color, and change the flavor. Some are not really bad (Ascorbic Acid), but other are linked with cancer, ADD/ADHD, sensitivities, and more. Lets take a look today at those that are specifically associated with behavioral problems in children.
Food Additives Linked with ADD/ADHD and other Behavioral Problems in Children.
It makes me so sad to see children as young as 2 diagnoses with behavioral disorder and medicated. In many of these cases, their diet is never even considered. I am not saying there are not legitimate cases, but not to the rate that we are diagnosing and medicating children.
I watched a documentary years back that was specifically talking about the increased rate of Bi-Polar diagnosis in elementary children. One boy that was highlighted was on serious medication. Is breakfast (which they didn't comment on, but I noticed right off the bat), was a bowl of fruity pebbles cereal and a gatorade. Hmmmm…. And this was not considered? Not only was this super high in sugars, but full of colorings and preservatives associated with unstable moods.