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The Hyperactive Childrens Support Group (HACSG)

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The HACSG was one of the first organisations to draw attention to the role of nutrition in childhood behaviour problems, and it was a seminal research paper published in 1981 by its founders, Vicky Colquhoun and Sally Bunday, that first drew attention to the potential role of fatty acids in ADHD.

HACSG offers information and support based on many years of practical experience, primarily to parents of hyperactive children, but also to schools, health professionals and policymakers.

HACSG has the backing of a distinguished team of scientific and professional advisors, and its current leader, Sally Bunday, is also a professional advisor to FAB Research.


The HACSG website states:

The Hyperactive Children's Support Group is a registered charity which has been successfully helping Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and hyperactive children and their families for over 35 years. Our specialism is advocating a dietary approach to the problem of hyperactivity.

The HACSG has a great deal of information available related to Food Additives, Food Intolerance, Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamins & Minerals and how they can impact on hyperactivity and ADHD.

Through our books, publications and literature, Parents, Carers and Professionals can learn more about the benefits of a dietary change. Not just for children and young people but for adults as well.