78 – Healthy Candy Options for Halloween with Dana Kay
78 - Healthy Candy Options for Halloween with Dana Kay
Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

Halloween is right around the corner, and this holiday is often laden with foods that are chock full of gluten, dairy, soy, artificial flavors, colors, and an excessive amount of sugar – ingredients that can exacerbate ADHD symptoms.

This episode will help you reclaim the magic of Halloween while staying true to your commitment to healthier living. You don’t have to sacrifice fun for well-being. Indeed, the two can co-exist.


Links mentioned in the episode:

Episode #6 – The ADHD Diet, Part 2 – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/podcast/soaring-child-episode-6/

Switch Witch Book – https://amzn.to/3drg1Po

Natural Candy Store – https://www.naturalcandystore.com/?a=UfEIMe

Yum Earth – https://amzn.to/2YjHlXF

Enjoy Life – https://amzn.to/3uFEGDN

Unreal – https://amzn.to/3LxiPHd

Free2B – https://amzn.to/3RXthKt

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:43] How sugar affects children with ADHD

[10:11] How much sugar is okay for kids with ADHD?

[11:58] How artificial flavors and colors affect children with ADHD

[16:51] Label reading 101

[19:03] 5 strategies to make Halloween healthier and allergen-free


Memorable Moments:

”Blood sugar management is important for all of us, whether we have diabetes or not….Unstable blood sugar contributes to a whole host of problems.”

”Food, especially candy, should not be the go-to reward for students.”

“The ADHD symptoms many children battle can be tied directly to fluctuating blood sugar.”

”Children with ADHD do NOT need another thing to make them more impulsive, hyperactive, or restless; they battle it enough as it is without sugar heaping on additional challenges.”

”The less you and your family eat sugar, the healthier you will be.”

”The United States allows certain chemicals into the food supply that other countries ban, restrict, or require a warning label with.”

”Consumers in America should be offered the same ingredients as those outside of the USA, rather than their chemical counterparts.”

“Companies might not listen to our voices, but they will listen to our money.”

”One of the most important things parents can do – regardless of which plan they choose to follow – is to communicate the plan BEFOREHAND and explain why it’s so important.”

”Safe candies are those that avoid some of the worst ingredients out there…ingredients like artificial colors (like red 40 and blue 1), artificial flavors, and of course, like I always say, those top inflammatory foods (gluten, dairy, and soy).”

Dana Kay Resources:

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International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/