"I congratulate the HACSG on the excellent work they have done in preparing this
Schools Information Brochure on ADHD/Hyperactivity. As a researcher in the field
whose main interest lies in evaluating the relationship between chemical factors
and child hyperactivity, I am convinced this brochure provides an essential guide
for both parents and teachers."
Professor Neil Ward, BSc, MSc Hons, Phd. Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry.
Hyperactive children and young people are often disruptive in the classroom, and
their lack of concentration ( sometimes combined with dyslexia, for example) leads
to serious learning disabilities.
Clearly there are a number of contributory factors to problematic behaviour in school
- these factors may include emotional and social problems - but basic food intolerances,
nutritional imbalances and attendant health problems can also be influential factors
in student behaviour.
A number of schools have, over the past few years, made changes to their tuck shops
which have resulted in improved student behaviour and performance. Teachers who had
previously reported disruptive behaviour following break and lunch times, noticed
significant improvement once additive-laden snacks and drinks were no longer available.
Research in the UK and elsewhere supports these findings.
The HACSG has produced this 6-pageA4 colour brochure and accompanying leaflet, as
a guide for teachers, parents and students concerning hyperactivity in the classroom
and offers some insights into ADHD and how teachers can help, with information on
additives and foods to avoid ( such as drinks containing caffeine, flavourings etc)
and suggestions for healthy school meals and tuck shops.
The School Information Pack includes the A4 brochure, three copies of the A5 leaflet
( see above) and six informative bookmarks.
Available direct from the HACSG - please send 4 x 1st Class Stamps