The Impact Of Diet On ADHD, Autism And Asperger's

Thu Feb 27, 15:00 - Thu Feb 27, 16:30
Founder Foods


This talk, by the incredibly dedicated and knowledgable Rene Conradie, Occupational Therapist, and Megan Marshall, Registered Dietitian, is invaluable for parents, teachers and those working with children affected with ADHD, Autism or Asperger's. An ideal introduction to enable better understanding if the impact and role of diet on children with ADHD, Autism and Asperger's.


  • An introduction to Autism, Asperger's and ADHD
  • Sensory symptoms and the impact on affected children
  • The role and impact of certain foods
  • Common problems relating to diet with affected children
  • The biology of the gut and intestines of affected children and the food they eat
  • Guidelines on food and diet in Children with ADHD, Autism or Asperger's
  • The importance of establishing a structure and routine for their food
  • Tips, tricks and ideas that have helped parents and households with affected children


Megan is the owner and founder of Teeni Tummies Children's Dietitian in Kloof. She is a registered dietitian who specialises in paediatric care. Having spent many years practicing in the UK and in South Africa at some of the country's largest children's hospitals, she is an incredibly knowledgable and passionate professional in her field. Megan also specialises in paediatric nephrology, cardiology, type 1 diabetes, enteral feeding and allergies. Learn more:


René is a qualified Occupational Therapist specializing in paediatrics and sensory integration. Having worked in South Africa in paediatrics for several years; and with a personal background of cancer as a child, she is passionate about childhood development. Rene is based in the Upper Highway area working with children in a holistic approach covering aspects of sleep; behaviour; play; sensory; eating; activities of daily living and scholastic performance. She assists and guides parents and families with children who experience any sensory, ASD or scholastic weaknesses.

Having a great passion and enthusiasm for helping children and families, René uses the strengths of the child to build up weaker areas.


Founder Foods is a dedicated Whole Foods Store based at 2 Village Road in Kloof. This store offers quality whole foods as direct from producers as possible, with as little preservatives or processing as possible. Most of their range is on a pay by weight system allowing customers to scoop, pour and weigh as little or as much as you need. Experiment with new and interesting whole foods and recipes without having to commit to buying large quantities. The range of foods includes a huge variety of ancient grains, dried beans and pulses, baking ingredients, nuts, dried fruits, oils and vinegars, herbs, spices and whole food snacks, as well as an array of pesticide and herbicide free fresh produce sourced from local community farmers in the area. 

The range includes harder to find, grains and pulses, free roaming chicken eggs as well as preservative free live cultures yoghurts and cheeses - a treasure for chefs, foodies, vegans, vegetarians or those with dietary requirements. With whole food recipes on display throughout the store, they aim to inspire the inner foodie within all of us. The store really is an outstanding model of an innovative and modern shopping experience and well worth a visit.

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