This is such a great visual article about red 40, yellow 5 and 6, blue 1, etc. Click artificial colors to learn how they may be effecting you or your kids?
Did you know that Kellogg's and Kraft don't use artificial colors in their products in Great Britain?... that yellow 6 is banned in Norway and Sweden?.. that Red 40 can cause hyperactivity?
We have been a dye free family for several years now. I don't buy or offer anything to my kids without first reading the ingredient label. It's easier than it used to be but I can't assume anything is safe because companies can change manufacturers who may in turn use cheaper ingredients.
Arm yourself with information. Know what you and your kids are eating. You might be surprised by what's really in that breakfast cereal. You might wonder why your son or daughter has sleep problems, focus issues, keeps chewing on his collar...any of which could be due to a food color sensitivity.
Try an easy experiment. Remove artificial colors from your diet for a couple days and see if you notice a difference.