Do Gluten and Sugar Impact A Child's Behaviour (video)?

mood learning & behaviour video

Do gluten and sugar influence a child's behavior? Should you be trying to reduce them?

The two foods that seem to cause the most controversy when it comes to kids and behavior are gluten and sugar (they're not really foods at all, but I think you know what I'm talking about).

You'll come across a lot of different opinions, studies, ideas about whether it's worth taking gluten and sugar out and, if you choose to remove them you'll run into many people who think you're depriving your kids of a happy childhood by depriving them of these.

In our Roadmap I help parents reduce gluten and sugar and replace them with whole food alternatives. Why? For the 2 very simple reasons that I explain in this video.


Selected References on gluten:

Gluten, digestion, zonulin and immune response  (video interview - starting at minute 4:05 is what I find most interesting)

Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: consensus on new nomenclature and classification

A low-gluten diet induces changes in the intestinal microbiome of healthy Danish adults 

Gluten and digestion and autoimmune disease

Gluten and diabetes

Glutamic acid in grains

Folic acid fortification 


About Jess Sherman, FDN-P, M.Ed, R.H.N

Jess is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition¬ģ Practitioner, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a trauma-sensitive Family Health Educator specializing in brain health & resilience for kids.¬†She is also a teacher, with a Master's degree in education. Her¬†Calm & Clear Kids¬†introductory course,¬†her Amino Acids (with kids!) Quickstart program, and her signature¬†Roadmap to Resilient Kids,¬†¬†along with her book¬†Raising Resilience,¬†have¬†helped families¬†in at least 44 countries¬†improve the lives of their children with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and mood disorders and reduce¬†their reliance on medication.¬†She is the 2019 recipient of the CSNNAA award for Clinical Excellence for her work¬†with families, and she¬†continues to¬†bring an understanding of the Nourishment Needs and Biological Stress to the mainstream conversation about children‚Äôs mental health, learning, and overall resilience through her blog, courses, workshops and as a contributor to print and online magazines.¬†

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