Diet and ADHD

Diet hasn’t been shown to cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Additionally, diet alone can’t account for the symptoms of ADHD. However, there’s no denying that diet plays a crucial role in physical and mental health, especially for growing children.

Children with ADHD have extra challenges. Fueling them with good, nutritious food goes a long way toward helping them cope and stay healthy.

Far too many children aren’t getting the vitamins, minerals, and fiber they need. All children require a diet rich in:

  • vegetables
  • fruits
  • whole grains
  • protein
  • healthy fats
  • calcium-rich foods