The Feingold Association, a nonprofit that provides dietary assistance to families of children with learning/behavior problems, will host a free seminar highlighting artificial food additives linked to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) and various autism spectrum issues.

Larisa Scarbrough, vice president of the Feingold Association, will speak about the harmful effects synthetic food dyes, artificial flavors and some preservatives can have on children’s ability to learn and concentrate. Her lecture will include discussion of the Feingold Diet, which promotes minimal use of food additives.

In addition, the seminar will include a demonstration by Shula Edelkind, the foundation’s research information director, who will discuss the use of synthetic dyes in many Americans’ diet.

The seminar takes place June 24, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Marriott SpringHill Suites Hotel in Linthicum, Md. For more information, call 1-800-321-3287. For more information: