A diet high in protein, complex carbohydrates and omega-3 fatty acids increases concentration, aids in sleep and improves brain function in kids with ADHD, explains WebMD. Suggested diets include more fresh fruits and vegetables and less artificial coloring and food additives, such as monosodium glutamate and aspartame.
An adequate diet is important in any child's life, but a change in diet does not guarantee a change in the behavior of a child with ADHD, according to Consumer Reports. Children with ADHD benefit from consuming meals and snacks on a routine basis, which promotes structure and deters overeating, notes Healthline. Timely meals dissuade restless behaviors that hunger causes.