Food and Mood for Autism
Involve House, Magherafelt
This workshop will commence on Tuesday 24 April 2018 and will run for 1 session(s) ending on Tuesday 24 April 2018. Each session will begin at 10:00 AM and finish at 12:00 PM unless otherwise stated.

Increasingly science is proving that dietary issues have an effect on the behaviour and some of the mood issues that affect all of us, including children coping with Autism.

We all have a micro biome of bugs, bacteria and microbes that live in our gut, we will take a look at the importance of this and give some recommendations as to how to improve the micro biome through our family’s food and if necessary look at useful supplements to kick start the process.

In this session we will discuss different classifications of foods and offer parents helpful information to try to encourage better eating in children. Understanding the importance of food, and how it works is a vital step in making changes to the diet, and improving choices to promote health.

We will look at the importance of omega 3 fats, the importance of the B vitamins and zinc, which all are pivotal in improving issues of behaviour and mood.

As well, as offering the plenty of information and the text book advice, the idea is to keep the session loose and encourage some brain storming from within the audience and to pool ideas that parents have found that work in the effort to feed these, often diet restricted, children.

Go to our online booking system through event brite to book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/empower-project-14812741411 


This workshop will be delivered by Roisin Armstrong.