Continuing with yesterday’s theme of healthy foods for kids, today I have another video to share with you from Jane Hersey at the Feingold Association. They help families eliminate foods with artificial additives, colors and preservatives, in hopes that kids can be healed of ADHD and other disorders.
Note: eliminating these triggers are just one way to try and heal ADHD, if your child needs the “big guns”, be sure to learn more about the GAPS Diet.
Jane starts by asking how many cherries it takes to make a box of cherry jello. Can you guess?
Only one side note to add before you watch the video:
She shows in the second video how she would choose certain foods over others to avoid the artificial colorings. For example, she would choose the “white cheddar” Kraft mac & cheese over the regular macaroni and cheese to avoid the bright orange color. However, I’ve finally got away from the boxed mac & cheese all together, as there is a lot of other junk to be concerned about in boxed foods besides just the artificial colors. (I’m sure Jane knows this and was just showing the lesser of the two evils.) It’s not that tricky to make homemade macaroni & cheese, honest! My goal is to get completely away from boxed and bagged foods altogether – but I’m far far from there yet!
The video is in two parts and runs a total of 14 minutes. Please let me know what you think!
- More on kids’ school lunches & artificial additives.
- Did you see yesterday’s post with the letter I sent to our school superintendent?
- Concerned about kids diets?
- Do you know any overweight kids? OVERWEIGHT KIDS – 16 Ways to Help.
- This post is part of the Get the Junk Out carnival!