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Hi all,

Just curious, have any of your children had a reaction to food colouring - either as pre-schoolers or later?

I couldn't find anything in posts so far.

We had reactions very similar in intensity to ED, if not worse at times. And only with our AN-child. This eased off after the age of 5. You'd be amazed where artificial colours were used, not just in sweets.

So I am wondering if the sensitivity is in the same area of the brain.

Does anyone know of any research on artificial food colouring in connection with eating disorders?
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
Certainly not with my D. I haven’t ever seen this mentioned before either.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
Thanks @Foodsupport_AUS.

Must be a general sensitivity then.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.