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21 July 2006 - NOW AVAILABLE - They Are What You Feed Them by Dr Alex Richardson

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The right food choices can transform your child

At last, the book we have all been waiting for from Dr Alex Richardson.

What your child eats can have a profound effect on his or her ability to read, write, concentrate and remember things. In fact, the right kind of diet could help to improve your child's general ability and mood, as well as reducing the kinds of behavioural and learning difficulties associated with dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD).

In this cutting-edge book, Dr Alex Richardson, a leading authority on how nutrition can affect children's behaviour and learning, exposes the truth about what children eat - or fail to eat. She explains why common culprit foods can be so damaging - and so irresistible - and shows how to bring the best choices into your child's diet. A few simple changes can be all it takes to make the world of difference.

  • The best - and the worst - food revealed
  • Easy steps to tree your child from food traps
  • Simple, child-friendly recipes
  • Practical tips to help your child make the best food choices
  • Advice on key lifestyle factors, including exercise and sleep

Dr Alex Richardson is a senior research fellow at Oxford University and co-founder and director of FAB Research. She is one of the UK's leading authorities on the impact that diet can have on the brain and behaviour, and is widely consulted for her expertise by the media, major charities, medical experts, parents and teachers alike. A former teacher, Dr Richardson has brought hope and help to thousands of children troubled with learning difficulties, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.