The ADHD Food Fix

Did you know studies suggest that dietary changes may improve the symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity in ADHD kids? Find out how to make your family´s diet ADHD-Friendly with these meal suggestions from ADDitude Magazine.


The Best BreakfastA breakfast rich in protein jump-starts better learning and behavior, say experts. Why? Protein is used by the brain to make neurotransmitters—chemicals that help brain cells talk with each other. For your morning menu, try scrambled eggs with whole-grain toast; or natural peanut butter on whole-grain bread. Make sure to skip sugary cereals, which can cause spikes in blood sugar and increase hyperactivity in ADHD kids.

Smart SnacksSince ADHD medications tend to blunt the appetite, it’s important to make every calorie count. You’ll also want to load up on protein (to sustain alertness) and complex carbohydrates (to avoid blood sugar spikes and crashes). Quick, calorie-filled snacks combos for ADHD kids include: creamy or cheesy soups with croutons; string cheese, crackers, and an apple; a banana and peanut butter.

Balanced Lunch and DinnerWhen preparing an ADHD-friendly meal, half of the plate should be filled with fruits and veggies, one-fourth with protein, and one-fourth with complex carbs. This combination of food may control swings in behavior caused by hunger, surges in blood sugar, or a shortfall of a particular nutrient. In addition, whole grains help prevent blood sugar levels from spiking and then plummeting, which can increase inattention.

Healthy DessertsIf your child pushes away the main course or has appetite loss due to ADHD medication, use dessert to get some extra calories and nutrition into her diet. Studies show that high-sugar diets may increase inattention in ADHD kids, so opt for less sugary treats. Here are healthy dessert options: homemade applesauce; yogurt parfait — alternate layers of yogurt and fruit; or chocolate pudding made with skim milk.

Foods to stay away fromSeveral studies suggest that artificial additives and sugar may increase hyperactivity in ADHD children. Fresh, unprocessed foods are best for ADHDers, as they contain few additives. To be safe, check labels and cut back on foods containing artificial colors, flavors, dyes, preservatives, and excess sugar.


If you are interestedreverse-diet-autism in founding out more about the correlation between Diet and Behavior join us  Monday, April 28th at 6:30 for session two of our
Dietary Habits classes.

At our learning center we have a program specifically designed to help students with attention problems, if you feel your child isn´t reaching their potential because of their learning disability give us a call today at (210)495-2626 or

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What is a parent to do in the summer?

What is a parent to do in the summer?

“By the end of summer, my kids lose so much of what they learned in school!”

Parents are frustrated to see their children struggle during the school year, and lose the few gains they made during the summer.  They are heartbroken when academic problems affect their children socially as well.  Other kids make fun of them when they can’t keep up in school, miss recess or refuse to read out loud.
Their child works hard throughout the year and barely gets passing grades. Parents fear their child will burn out if he doesn’t get a summer break.  Others sign up for summer school hoping that these classes will bring him up to speed.  However, often they end up going back to a tutor or to content mastery in the fall.

What CAN you do this summer to help your child strengthen his learning skills?

More of the same is NOT an option.  Neither is playing for two months.
           The GOOD NEWS is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Brain research shows that through cognitive brain training, the brain can grow and change throughout a lifetime.  This means for children that work harder than the average student, but still get lower grades, years of frustration and embarrassment can be replaced by success and self-confidence.
Comfortable, independent learning occurs when students have a strong foundation of underlying processing skills like memory, attention, processing speed, logic and reasoning, language and phonemic awareness.  Unlike academic tutoring, cognitive training results in permanent, measurable changes in a child’s ability to learn.
Training is designed to be low stress, multi-sensory and most of all FUN activities and exercises for children and youth that dread going to school.
Take advantage of the gift of 1,752 summer hours. A program of 3 to 4 hours a day for six weeks can make an incredible difference for your child next school year.  This summer give your child confidence and the ability to be successful.

Learning Foundations is a diagnostic and learning center in San Antonio, Texas.  For over 40 years we have helped students of all ages overcome their learning difficulties and become successful learners.
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