Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University and former school teacher, Dr Alex Richardson is the UK′s leading expert on how what we do and do not feed our children impacts their learning, concentration, co-ordination and behaviour.
Empowering and extremely practical, this book sorts out food fact from food myth and shows parents how to bring the best choices into their children′s everyday diets. Includes simple meal plans and recipes as well as practical guidance on other lifestyle factors, such as time spent in front of TV and computer screens.
A highly influential book that offers concerned parents concrete information and real solutions.
About the Author
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.
'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
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 5th June 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.4
Weight (kg): 0.58