How We Got Started
In the 1970s, families using Dr. Feingold’s diet patients got together in support groups to help each other. They shared recipes, and they made lists of products that were safe to use. After Dr. Feingold died in 1982, the families continued to help each other. Slowly, all the little support groups joined together to become the national nonprofit Feingold Association of the United States. Our small staff and our volunteers continue to identify safe brands of food and products, to collect the research, and to write books for parents.
Where We Are Now
Some of us are really old volunteers. Our children are grown up, are doing well, and have their own children. When we started, we expected that the harmful additives would soon be removed, and we could then go back to our usual lives. We didn’t realize the power of money and politics, and that all these years later we would still be needed to help additional generations of children.
“Some of us are doctors using the Feingold Program for our families and patients. Some of us are adults who use the Program for ourselves. Most of us, however, are parents of children with behavior or learning problems.”
Some of us are doctors using the Feingold Program for our families and patients. Some of us are adults who use the Program for ourselves. Most of us, however, are parents of children with behavior or learning problems. Some of these children began life with excessive crying and inability to sleep, but others were fine until they began eating solid foods. Some were fine until the toddler years arrived – along with Froot Loops and Flintstone Vitamins.
To increase public awareness of the effect of foods and additives on behavior, learning and health.
A society that understands the impact artificial coloring & addatives can have on their overall health.