Titel: They Are What You Feed Them
Autor/en: Alex Richardson
How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning.
15 b/w line drawings.
11. August 2006 - kartoniert - 448 Seiten
Dr Alex Richardson, the UK's leading authority on how nutrition affects behaviour and learning, exposes the truth behind the foods we are feeding our children and offers simple, practical solutions all parents can use. An empowering, cutting-edge book that will transform the lives of children and help them reach their full potential.
Dr. Richardson is based at Mansfield College, Oxford, where she has spearheaded numerous high-profile groundbreaking studies into the role of nutrition on the brain. She is a former teacher with first-hand experience of managing children with behaviour / learning difficulties, and director of charity Food and Behaviour Research (to receive all royalties). Dr. Richardson also specialises in ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and has excellent links with the British Dyslexia Association, Foods Standards Agency, Hyperactive Children's Support Group, Allergy-Induced-Autism.
'Her book offers welcome hope to parents who may be at their wits' end ! illuminating.' TES, June 2006 'Jamie Oliver visited [Alex's department] while preparing his series on school dinners. It was the hard-slog science of the physiology department that gave credibility to the link between children's diet and their behaviour that Oliver made so powerfully in his TV programmes.' Guardian (May 05) 'Food affects behaviour. If you paid attention to diet, you could really make a difference.' Guardian (May 05) 'It's imperative that while upping your intake of omega-3, you cut out the junk.' Alex quoted in Independent March 2005 "If you think about badly behaved children with their low frustration tolerance, classroom fights and throwing things at the teacher, these are things that seem to improve in some children if you give them enough omega-3." -- Alex quoted in OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY, April 2005 "Everyone's aware that a lousy diet is bad for your physical health but it has taken a lot longer for people to twig that the brain is also part of your body and is possibly the first place you would be likely to see an effect." -- FT MAGAZINE, March 2005 "If children slurp cans of Coke on the way to school it puts them on an artificial high in terms of brain function, but that instantly stimulates the release of too much insulin which causes blood-sugar levels to plummet. In a short time their brains are in a fog. They can't concentrate, they are irritable and find it hard to hold on to stable emotional reactions." --TES, April 2004