How to Create A Healthy Easter Basket What Every Parent Should Know!
How to Create A Healthy Easter Basket
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“Many parents do not realize that the pretty candies in their children’s Easter baskets are often loaded with artificial additives like synthetic dyes, which can actually harm your children,” said Jane Hersey, National Director of the nonprofit Feingold Association (www.feingold.org), which helps special needs children.
These dyes have been linked with many health problems in children, including hyperactivity and inattention.
“If you notice that your children act up after eating brightly colored candies, synthetic dyes are the most likely culprit,” said Hersey, whose own daughter was affected by these additives. “If the Easter Bunny ate these candies, he would probably be bouncing off the walls!”
Concerns over the adverse effects of synthetic food dyes on children’s behavior and attention has led the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to schedule a public hearing about this topic on March 30-31, 2011.
Hersey hopes that this meeting, which will include presentations by several prominent scientists, will be the first step in the eventual banning of these additives from the American food supply. “The FDA should prohibit these dyes and require warning labels in the meantime,” she said.
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