What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

The challenges of ADHD are very familiar to Australian families and classrooms, with at least one in every 20 people directly affected by the condition. Since the psychosocial effects of ADHD can be very troubling, its physical effects are often overlooked. Dr Andrew Leech highlights the relationship between nutrition and ADHD in children, using the chicken and egg analogy. With clear ‘DOs and DONTs’ and useful dialogues for practitioners and parents, practical strategies to help children and their families with ADHD are covered in this talk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the symptoms of ADHD
  • Examine the physical health and nutritional status of patients with ADHD
  • Establish the relationship between nutrition and ADHD symptoms
  • Develop strategies and dialogue to help families to improve diet and eating habits

About the Expert

Dr Andrew Leech

Andrew is a GP based in Perth and is an advisor to Emerging Minds, part of the National Workforce to improve paediatric mental health awareness and training of health professionals in Australia. He co-authored the online course A GP Framework For Child Mental Health Assessment (5-12 yrs). He advises and presents mental health training sessions for the RACGP. Andrew also works for Headspace Fremantle, consulting young people between the ages of 12-25. He trains future doctors at the Notre Dame Medical School and registrars at WAGPET. In 2020, Andrew was selected to take part in the RACGP Future Leaders Program and this year is on a WA Health Department Ministerial Taskforce for the Mental Health Commission of WA.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Nutritional Challenges in Children with ADHD

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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