Watch out for ADD-itives

Ever frowned at the back of a pack of sweets while your kids bounce around your house like chimps?

Many of us feel inclined to avoid artificial colourings and preservatives, particularly when it comes to feeding our children. Looks like we were right.

Recent research studied the effects of additives on 270 plus pre-school children and found that artificial colourings and some preservatives have a definite unwelcome effect on children’s behaviour. More research is planned to isolate the major culprits.