AS A home economist, Louise D'Allura is in the business of creating a harmonious space for families to live, eat and sleep.
She said most parents were surprised to learn that the food they were eating could be the cause of their disharmony.
Ms D'Allura presents seminars about the additives in food that she believes cause sickness and misbehaviour in children.
She believes additives found in everyday items such as bread, some cheeses and processed snacks can cause asthma attacks, obstinacy, poor sleep, general misbehaviour and in some cases physical aggression.
"My whole focus is helping women simplify their everyday life," she said.
"Certainly people are finding something that is quick and easy (to feed their children) but in actual fact that are causing more havoc in their life."
She believes by making a few food switches or choosing additive-free alternatives, children can be better behaved.
"Some of the biggest changes people have reported are the reduction of asthma-related hospitalisations," she said.
Ms D'Allura will lead a seminar about creating healthy, additive-free lunchboxes at Glennie Junior School on Wednesday, February 27.
Tickets are $20. Book online at MealPlanningYourWay.com.
- 282: found in some bread, can cause hypersensitivity
- 160B/annatto: natural food colouring, found in some cheeses, can cause aggressive behaviour
- Nitrates: Found naturally in meats, however can be injected into some processed meats, and can cause misbehaviour
- There are more than 60 food additives known to trigger or exacerbate asthma attacks in sufferers.
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