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They Are What You Feed Them: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning by [Richardson, Dr Alex]
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They Are What You Feed Them: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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‘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

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'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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1246 KB
  • Print Length: 451 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007182252
  • Publisher: Harper Thorsons (17 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PYDBXA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've read quite a very books on nutrition, but this is one of the very best. Though aimed at parents concerned about about their children's behaviour or mood or performance in school, what it says is just as relevant for adults concerned about their own mental and physical health. I like its combination of solid science, practical tips and a lively style. The book is particularly good on digestion (tells you what a 'leaky gut' is and how to tell if you/your child has one), omega 3/fish oil (why your child/you may need it), and what the blood sugar roller coaster is (one major reason there are so many cranky children around now - and irritable adults) and how to avoid it. There are also some shocking facts about how many of our children are seriously deficient in vitamins and minerals.

It also has good easy recipes, including a tasty mango ice cream that I've just made.
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Excellent! Finally, scientific proof of what many of us parents had suspected, and Dr Richardson has written it in an easy to read and interesting manner. The straight forward recommendations could make a huge difference in the life of your child. I would recommend this book to anyone who has children or grandchildren and who is concerned with the content of their diet.
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The real facts about how nutrition and diet affect children's health and behaviour and therefore their education and wellbeing.

What most impressed me about this book was just how much real science was distilled into such an easily digested form. And even if some of the science may go over some people's heads, the practical advice makes it a valuable book for all concerned parents. And what parent or grandparent isn't concerned these days?

It's clear that Dr Richardson knows as much about the subject as anyone out there, but she's managed to put across in a very accessible way what the rest of us need to hear. She manages to make it entertaining too.

I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but they look and sound delicious and not just for children.

I think there will be frazzled teachers and carers up and down the country who'll be recommending this book to parents as well.

I'll be very surprised if this doesn't become a 'must read'.
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This is an extremely interesting and very well written book. It is written in an easily accessible style, without too much scientific jargon, and explains things very clearly. I really like the chapter summaries too.

I'm only a third of a way through the book, but already it is having an impact (most notably on what I bought at the supermarket today).

The thing that has really stood out is that Dr Alex has donated all her proceeds to charity. What a fantastic lady!
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Well researched, but easy to read, everyone with kids or working in childcare should read this and make changes on its recommendation. Don't be out of by the fact it mentioned autism and adhd etc, the advice is relevant for every child (and adult too for that matter).
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This book explains in (understandable) detail the relationship between food and behaviour. It concentrates on children with behavioural issues such as ADHD but is applicable to all children as well as grown ups. A real eye opener even for parents with children who do not have such extreme issues. If you buy this and follow its advice you will be helping your child's health enormously.
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Really easy to read very informative - I agree with all the other reviewers. I bought my copy Feb 2013 direct from Food and Behaviour Research for total £12 including p&p - just google Dr Alex Richardson and it should take you there! I'm reading it now and will pass it to my daughter/son-in-law to read and hopefully change what they feed the family!
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