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Healthy eating poses many challenges for people with ADHD. This is especially true during the pandemic, when so many are working or learning from home with easy access to the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.

Research shows that healthy eating makes for a healthier ADHD brain. Since people with ADHD carry a higher risk for obesity, it is important for children and adults to incorporate mindful eating practices and solid nutrition into their everyday lives. A key component of managing ADHD symptoms is developing a positive relationship with food.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why people with ADHD struggle to build and maintain healthy eating habits
  • How ADHD is a risk factor for obesity
  • The upsides and downsides of caffeine
  • Practical strategies for supermarket shopping, organizing food in the kitchen, and eating mindfully
  • The importance of nutrition and nutrient-dense foods for a healthier brain
  • Managing cravings, especially at night
  • ADHD-friendly cooking tips and ideas

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD
  • An opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance
  • Closed captions

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on November 10, 2020.


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He is co-author of The Adonis Complex, a book which details the various manifestations of body image problems in men. He has appeared in publications such as Time, GQ and Rolling Stone, and he has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN and VH1. He has spoken on numerous radio shows, podcasts and webinars and presents at many talks and conferences around the country. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude and serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD, Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is a featured expert on Understood and an active member of Decoding Dyslexia–Massachusetts. He is a member of the International OCD…

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