ADHD in children
All our nutrition consultations are done via our telehealth online platform and app. Wherever you are, you can speak to our expert childrens dietitians & nutritionists.
Our process is simple
1. You book an initial consultation
2. You activate your practice better account (our online software)
3. We send you the pre-assessment forms
4. You will receive an email with your zoom link
5. You meet your dietitian.
ADHD is classified by inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity.
There are 3 main types of ADHD:
Predominantly inattentive (previously referred to as ADD)
Predominantly hyperactive (rare)
Combined (most common)
Children and adults with ADHD have a wide spectrum of severity of symptoms with some people having mild symptoms and others having very impairing symptoms for day to day life.
Research shows that nutrition plays an important role in reducing the severity of ADHD symptoms. There are many genetic and environmental factors that influence how children and adults with ADHD respond to nutrition and what they eat.
How our expert paediatric dietitian's can help
Decrease inflammation in the body through food
Ensuring balanced meals
Controlling lack of appetite due to medications
Providing practical tips to increase food variety
Reduce and identify additives that may be worsening symptoms
Increase brain health through specific foods
Prevent micro-nutrient deficiencies/correct deficiencies
Assess in removing food additives
Assess if an elimination diet may be useful
Initial consultations are 60 minutes and together you and your paediatric dietitian will take into consideration your child's medical history, current feeding patterns, challenges, dietary needs, medications and preferences.
After your consultation you will receive detailed individualised advice and recommendations for your child. All reports and documentation will be shared via your personal secure account.
Follow ups will be arranged by your paediatric dietitian.