If you have ever had the struggle of dealing with a child who has a neurological disorder, chances are you have also struggled at the dinner table. Sometimes it is mild and sometimes it is severe, but in most cases children with a brain imbalance or Functional Disconnection Syndrome (FDS) such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, or autism have a daily battle with food that makes mealtime a battle ground not just for them but for their parents.
The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders, a book by Author Robert Melillo, aims to tackle the root cause of these nutritional battles in this new book. And he does exactly that with his partner, musician Zac Brown.
Robert Melillo explains to the lay person – parents – exactly how and why kids with these neurological disorders are struggling and how to help them overcome those quandaries. In a world with a growing number of books and articles on topics about conditions in children, it is nice to see someone with years of experience working with children and disorders explain these perplexing issues simply, but also give advice on how to actually put a positive plan into action.
Knowing the WHY behind the struggle with eating or with certain foods for these children is a huge step in accomplishing the one thing parents really want – healthy and happy children. This book gives some incredible examples as to why kids with disorders might have an unhappy relationship with food, but also how to change that outlook. The kid-approved recipes are spot on!
This book is fantastic and was so well executed. It is overflowing with scientifically grounded information on brain function and its behavioral connections. It provides satisfying explanations that parents recognize as relevant to their own experience with their children. Examples of the transformations of the children who have worked with Dr. Robert Melillo and Zac Brown are so very hopeful for other parents who want and need those revolutions.
Without a doubt, I would recommend this book to any parent who is struggling with their children’s nutrition due to any type of neurological disorder.