Driven to Distraction: Food, chemicals and child behavior

Posted by on February 06, 2012

Driven to Distraction: Food, chemicals and child behavior

Join IATP’s Healthy Food Action and the American Nurses Association for a webinar:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
12 noon eastern / 11:00 a.m. central / 9:00 a.m. pacific

Compelling science now suggests synthetic food dyes and caramel colorings often added to candy – as well as junk food and other kids’ foods – can affect their learning and behavior, and may increase cancer risk. This science forced the adoption of safer alternatives to food dyes in the UK; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been petitioned to do the same. An FDA science advisory committee reviewed the new science in April 2011. Developmental brain toxins are also found as additives to other children’s products, like toys and lunch boxes. Child advocates are pushing for policy reforms addressing these risks as well.

Speakers: Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S, Michael Jacobson, PhD, Lawrence Rosen, MD, and David Wallinga, MD, will discuss the latest science and policy reforms now being debated.


A maximum of 1 contact hour will be awarded to nurses who successfully complete this CNE activity. The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number 0023. ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

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