Failsafe eating at school

Every day we hear from parents who have seen a huge improvement in their children’s behaviour and performance at school, due to failsafe eating, like this one:

1389OFFdietB   1389ONdietA  School work on the diet versus school work on a bad day where the diet had been broken

”When you see the difference it makes you know that it's worth it. Luckily the majority of her work is good … Can't imagine where she would be no diet”
- thanks to Roxanne, from story [1389]

Schools being supportive

I am delighted to hear how supportive some schools are.

“So happy! At my DD prep info night her teacher said if they seem to be having behavior issues the school will work with the parents to look at factors like diet. .. and there is an amazing lady called Sue Dengate. He went on to add it is amazing the natural things kids react to and both of his kids did failsafe and know their triggers.”

Our small catholic primary is also failsafe friendly. Canteen has pear juice slushies, gf options and lots of food is made from scratch on site without additives. Happy to order in special foods for you or you can bring things from home for them to heat on canteen day. Also store treats for when birthdays are celebrated too. They also have strict rules about not sharing food.  I find teachers are well versed in food intolerances and happy to support your plan.”  ? – Liz

“The teacher told me today to bring in some stuff that my kid is allowed when the others are having things she doesn't (one of the other mums was bringing iceblocks for her kid’s birthday)” – Jennifer

“We leave a treat bag of failsafe goodies with the teacher and restock it each term. Also have a wonderful lady on the canteen who stores our magic cordial ice blocks and cupcakes for when classmates have birthdays “– Nicole (all from story [1426])

onoffdiet   7yo son’s homework,  one week apart ... one week he was Failsafe, the next week …not so much

“to encourage those parents who are persevering with Failsafe eating for their children to try and help them … here are pictures of my 7yo son’s homework . I don't think I need to point out which is which … This is just one reason why we choose Failsafe. Anything that helps him is well worth the effort – Susan, from story [1310]

Improvements in handwriting, reading, colouring in, speaking, completing tasks faster

“We see a big difference in handwriting too when he has eaten something he shouldn't have” - Leanne

“I was stunned many years ago now when my very clever daughter lost the ability to read while reacting to an off-diet food. She still knew the words, but couldn't hold them in working memory long enough to follow a sentence “- Tracy

“10 yrs later, I still have the first picture my son did when he was off preservatives etc - all neatly coloured in keeping in the lines - something he could never do before that” - Kye

“I was almost in tears of joy today. We have had speech difficulties with my Miss 4 - did not speak till 3 and would always shut down in attempted speech therapy. Today in our first session back for the year (and in a break from challenges) she spoke directly to the therapist and said every word as asked. Ok, so they were wrongly pronounced, but the fact that she SPOKE in a session was INCREDIBLE. Yeah for progress! And yeah to all you brilliant mums (took me way too long to come around! Just could never believe it would make such a difference) “ - Jane

“Wow! In the first week of year 1 this year, our daughter's teacher asked us how to get her to complete tasks faster. After that first week of reducing sals, colours & preservatives, the teacher put a note in the diary saying Miss 5 was finishing all her work on time! Amazing what influence food has “- Suzie (all from story [1310])

Improvement in behaviour – at age 13!

“So here's proof that kids react to foods. We have had an awesome first week on failsafe. My son has been telling me about his day at school, helping his sister with homework and being well behaved.

After an oversight on my part, partly because I was tired and my husband is away for work, my kids were allowed to have chicken and chips from a local takeaway. The result,  a complete meltdown. Crying, rolling on the floor, throwing the school uniform in the bin etc. And he's 13! “

“I am absolutely convinced that failsafe works!”

- Fiona from facebook, story [1410]

Schools factsheets include

resources for schools
the Eating for Success booklet
the most convincing scientific study