Lunch box choices could be making life harder for parents, with chemicals in everyday foods and drinks are linked to cause temper tantrums, sleep disturbances and distributed behaviour for children.
An upcoming Central West Seminar Tour will be discussing these issues, with leading experts on hand to offer parents advice and information, and easy positive changes they can make.
Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma, yet Australians are consuming 5 kg of food additives per year.
There are over 60 food additives that have been linked to exacerbate asthma attacks for sufferers.
The event has been organised by Kerrie Phipps and Carolyn Simmonds from Dubbo, Sarah Jeffery from Orange and Bathurst local Trudie Fenwick.
Louis D'Allura will be speaking, in Bathurst, about the types of food additives which are linked to learning and behaviour problems.
“Parents also want to know if they have to be chained to the kitchen and make everything from scratch because we are seeing a worrying trend with everyday foods containing food additives that have links to hyperactivity and poor learning outcomes for children.” Ms D'Allura said.
Kerrie Phipps, a Dubbo based Neuroleadership coach, says having the experts at the seminars will allow for parents to make more informed decisions when packing their kids lunch boxes.
“Louise is the Easter State's Additive Alert Community Talks Presenter, so to have her in our region to deliver these seminars is really exciting .” she said.
Ms Phipps also explains simple tips will have lasting positive effects.
“Louise demystifies what's really going into our children’s lunch boxes that an have an impact on their learning, and she'll share simple tips to make positive changes.” she said.
The sessions will be held at the Dubbo RSL, on Tuesday, May 6, as well as Orange Public School, on Wednesday, May, and Bathurst West Public School, on Thursday, May, 8.
All seminars will begin at 7 pm sharp, with tickets $20 each, or 3 for $49.50.