Best & Worst Snacks For Children With ADHD

Oct 5, 2015 by Sarah (Day Styles)

The Good

Sometimes it’s challenging to get kids to eat at all let alone eating healthy and nutritious snacks. Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) need to ensure they are eating especially healthy, nutritious foods for a variety of reasons. Their hyperactivity may cause them to burn more calories than their peers. The medication they take has been known to decrease appetite and snacks with too much sugar can cause mood swings when the blood sugar spikes and drops (which I’m sure would like to be avoided in everyone). Here’s a list of some of the best snacks you can send to school for a child living with ADHD. These foods can trigger symptom reactions to people with ADHD however everyone is different so check with your doctor before making any large dietary changes.

Smoothies

The vitamins, nutrients and fiber that come with fresh fruit is something that can’t be replaced by anything else. But what if your kid turns their nose up to eating a whole banana? You can hide a lot of fruit and vegetables inside a smoothie so they will never know.  Try blending up some strawberries, bananas, add some cucumber and some yogurt (Greek yogurt if you want to add extra protein!) and blend it all together. You can add some healthy fats by putting some ground flaxseed. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your smoothies – kids love smoothies and sneaking in the extra fruit and vegetables helps them get their nutrients for the day.

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