Research shows that protein promotes alertness in the brain. Carbohydrates do the opposite and artificial colors or flavors are even worse. This course will discuss the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices regarding diet and nutrition to get kids and adults motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential. By recognizing how the brain works in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) along with the executive function relationship, participants will be able to better identify a variety of interventions that can positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your patients. Diet, nutrition, and environmental influences will be covered and their role in the focus of brain development and overall health.
|Nutrition Management for Patients with ADHD
Jennifer Darby, PT, DPT, GCS, CCN, CPAHA, CEEAA is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a certified exercise expert for the aging adult, a board-certified geriatric specialist and possesses a certification in allied health administration. Jennifer recently obtained her certification as a clinical nutritionist through the Clinical Nutrition Board. She is the owner of Trinity Physical Therapy in Brewster, NY, an adjunct faculty member at New York Medical College, and a clinical faculty educator for Summit. Jennifer has developed various community-based educational programs in the areas of nutrition and geriatrics. Jennifer obtained her BS in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts and her doctorate from the University of Montana.
FINANCIAL: Jennifer Darby is compensated by Summit as an instructor. She is the owner of Trinity Physical Therapy in Brewster, NY and an adjunct faculty member at New York Medical College.
NONFINANCIAL: Jennifer Darby has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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