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How Nutrition can impact on Child Behaviour

Persistent or extreme childhood and adult mental illnesses and other behavioural disorders are often treated with medications. However, many parents are concerned about the side effects and the negative impact on their children in the long term. I recently came across the work of Professor Julia Rucklidge from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand who is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been working for over a decade on the positive impact that nutrition can have on decreasing and preventing mental illness in children.

After watching her TEDx talk is entitled: “The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health”, I wanted to know more about her research and share it with my Win Win Parenting community.

In her research, Prof Rucklidge reports incredible success stories of bringing adults and children with mental health issues back to good health simply by giving them the right combination and therapeutic doses of micronutrients as part of their diet.

Join Dr Rosina, entertaining and educational parenting expert to learn:

  • What mental illness is and its increasing prevalence

  • Conventional medical treatments and their effectiveness

  • The surprising and dramatic effectiveness of nutrition in preventing and improving mental health illness

  • The role of micronutrients in preventing mental health issues

Learn more about Professor Julia Rucklidge and her research on her webpage at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. You can contact her about the supplements at

For help raising well-rounded and capable kids from toddlers to teens, get great tips, resources and support using Dr Rosina’s practical parenting approach.


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