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Cutting out foods to eliminate hyperactive behaviour- where to start?

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User1053051066 Sun 17-Mar-19 10:31:47

Ds 6 is a very active child and sometimes I wonder if the excessive activity is linked to food. I just don't know where to start.
What ingredients do I first start with? I have wondered about cereal- he likes coco pops and cinnamon squares among other non sugary cereals so we're cutting those out this week and going for weetabix and shreddies. He also likes cordial juice occasionally- I buy no added sugar but think the chemicals are no better than sugar so we're also replacing that with milk or water. What else do I do?

Every suggestion is most welcome TIA

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dementedpixie Sun 17-Mar-19 11:23:41

The area certain artificial colour associated with behaviour issues e.g. E102 and E110

dementedpixie Sun 17-Mar-19 11:25:40

www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/behaviour-children-food-and-additives

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 18-Mar-19 17:20:15

Is it very excessive OP? How’s he doing at school?

User1053051066 Wed 20-Mar-19 23:59:15

Excessive, no,he's just a very active child. He only sits still if he's reading or watching tv. Every other activity he's constantly moving. At school he's a very bright boy, above or at the top end of his stage in literacy and numeracy, extremely interested in PE lesson. Unfortunately though he is rather active with other children and often is reported for having hit or tapped or knocked a child. He's not malicious, he's just very tough and doesn't understand that just because something doesn't hurt him that it doesn't hurt someone else.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 21-Mar-19 16:04:03

What soes the teacher say about him not understanding hen heaven hurt another? Have they suggested any ways to work on his empathy?

User1053051066 Fri 22-Mar-19 08:26:22

He totally gets it and is remorseful. Just that when he does it he doesn't realise we all have different pain thresholds and his is much higher than most!!

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