How can food affect my child’s behaviour?
April 28 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am| FREE
You may be aware that eating a sugary snack or drink such as candyfloss or lemonade will result in a boost of energy, shortly followed by an energy zapping low. Commonly known as sugar highs and lows these are one of many ways food can influence how your children feel and behave.
Investigating eating habits and specific foods may benefit your child’s happiness and help regulate energy levels. Our panel of experts will provide information to help understand the role food and drinks can play in influencing your child’s mood and behaviour. You will also have the opportunity to pose specific questions to the panel who will endeavour to offer you information and advice.
The panel will consist of the following experts:
Clinical Psychologist Clara Barilani has resided and practiced psychology in Laos for the last 5 years. Having grown up in Italy and worked in the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Laos. Clara has a wonderful insight into different cultures and people.
Ulla Bahne is a clinical dietitian from Denmark who moved to Laos late 2017 and immediately started working with the Mahosot hospital to assist with the diabetes team. Ulla has also spent several years working in Sweden and brings with her a wealth of knowledge when it comes to children’s body’s nutritional requirements and how food can affect the body.
Palinyakone Panyathip, (Gift), graduated as a Psychology major in Australia. Recently returning to Laos Gift went straight to work at Panyathip International schools main campus responsible amongst other things for providing counselling to students. She also has a strong interest in nutrition and is currently undertaking a course on this topic. As the youngest of our panelists, Gift as well as her wealth of knowledge in psychology and nutrition will be able to offer us the most recent insight of what children experience growing up and how food can be an influencing factor.
Dr. Soulivanh Pholsena is practicing physician here in Laos and also holds the prestigious role of Director of foreign relations at the Ministry of health for Lao PDR. As such Dr. Soulivanh regularly travels to different countries to discuss health related issues with his counterparts across the world. His in-depth knowledge of health enables him to understand how different diets can have a direct effect on our health and mental wellbeing.