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1 Food Dyes & Behavior A Different View

2 2 Challenge studies % Levy(a) Williams Pollock Williams Swanson Goyette Swanson Rowe Wilson Rowe Schmidt Weiss Harley Levy(b) Spring Adams Boris Sarantinos 1978 1978 1990 1978 1980 1978 1980 1988 1989 1994 1997 1980 1978 1978 1978 1981 1981 1990

3 3 Diet studies

4 4 Step 1 - Recruit children

5 5 Step 2 - Remove additives

6 6 About 70% respond favorably

7 7 Step 3 – Give them some dye

8 8 How much to use?

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10 10 How much to use?

11 11 Challenge studies % Levy(a) Williams Pollock Williams Swanson Goyette Swanson Rowe Wilson Rowe Schmidt Weiss Harley Levy(b) Spring Adams Boris Sarantinos 1978 1978 1990 1978 1980 1978 1980 1988 1989 1994 1997 1980 1978 1978 1978 1981 1981 1990

12 12 More Dye = More Reactions % mg

13 13 More Dye = More Reactions % mg

14 14 In the Real World, however...

15 15 How much is in there? 13 mg

16 16 Sent for analysis

17 17 Report of lab analysis 3 Tb frosting for 1 cupcake = 58 mg Red 40 1072.3 mg/kg = 1.072 mg/g 3 Tb = 54 g 54 g x 1.072 mg/g = 57.8 mg

18 18 Nutrition Foundation recommended 27 mg per child

19 19 Where are the studies using realistic amounts of food dyes?

20 20 Where are the studies using realistic amounts of food dyes?

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41 41 Well there’s a pill for that …

42 42 Warning labels on ADHD drugs Blood pressure  Heart problems Strokes Aggression Mania Hallucinations Seizures Vision problems Stunted growth Sudden death

43 43 Some problems are fixable Vision problem Hearing problem Sensory integration problem Thyroid dysfunction Excess of heavy metals Deficiency of “good fats” Excess manganese from soy infant formula Zinc or Iron deficiency Lack of sleep Family stress Loss of a pet or loved one Food allergies Synthetic food dyes Other food additives Natural salicylates, aspirin Fluoride sensitivity Environmental chemicals Wood burning stoves, kerosene heaters Gas or oil heat with inadequate filters Fragrances – plug-ins, cologne, scented candles, etc.

44 44 Some problems are fixable Vision problem Hearing problem Sensory integration problem Thyroid dysfunction Excess of heavy metals Deficiency of “good fats” Excess manganese from soy infant formula Zinc or Iron deficiency Lack of sleep Family stress Loss of a pet or loved one Food allergies Synthetic food dyes Other food additives Natural salicylates, aspirin Fluoride sensitivity Environmental chemicals Wood burning stoves, kerosene heaters Gas or oil heat with inadequate filters Fragrances – plug-ins, cologne, scented candles, etc.

45 45 New York City Public Schools 1979-1983 803 schools … 1,000,000 children Banned synthetic food dyes Banned synthetic flavorings Banned petrochemical preservatives Schoenthaler et al, 1986 International Journal of Biosocial Research, 8(2); 185-195

46 46 803 New York City Public Schools National California Achievement Test Scores 1978-79 Before diet change 1982-83 After diet change 50% = national average

47 47 12 prison studies 8,076 juvenile delinquents Improved diet Average of all antisocial behavior went down 47%

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58 58 Use at least this much: 245 mg AmountItemMg/UnitMg Total 2 cansCode Red Soda10.521.0 4 oz cupYoplait Trix Green/Red Yogurt2.5 each 2.5 4 oz cupMott’s Apple Sauce–Mixed Berry3.7 each 3.7 1 cupJello (black cherry).367 /g83.0 2Cupcakes with red frosting1.07 /g115.8 38g (1/3 box) Handful of red Skittles.224 / g8.5 5-oz bagTwizzlers … munching at movie.066 / g10.0 TOTAL_______244.5 mg

59 59 More Dye = More Reactions % mg

60 60 Here is our future. Protect her.

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62 62 Or here?

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64 64 Presented at FDA Hearing on Food Dyes March 30, 2011 by The Feingold Association of the United States The dietary connection to better behavior, learning & healthwww.feingold.org Shula Edelkind Research Information Director Feingold Association 800-321-3287

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