Additive Free Kids Community

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I know exactly what you’re going through.

You want happy relationships between everyone in your family. You worry about your children not being able to make or keep friendships at school, or that they seem to be constantly in trouble with teachers.

You see that your child’s behavioural or physical issues are seriously impacting their well-being. Maybe you’ve been struggling along trying to find individual solutions to individual problems – asthma, insomnia, bet wetting, stomach pains.

You’re starting to realise that the countless hours and dollars you’ve spent on different forms of treatment haven’t addressed a root cause.

You feel alone, unsupported, and overwhelmed.


I began the AFK community

so that you can have one place you can visit online and feel welcome to chat about living an additive free life.

We share tips, advice, provide a place to ask questions and make connections.

No matter if you are just starting out on the journey, or have questions about what life will look like, or even if you’ve been living an additive free life for some years, there’s always something new to learn.


When I began our additive free journey, I felt like I was doing everything the hard way. It was 2006, and my life had been turned upside down by an uncontrollable force – my first baby boy.

I did what every new Mother does – the absolute best with the information I had. However, my son had terrible, terrifying asthma and some odd quirks to his behaviour that I couldn’t figure out. He wasn’t the same child if he ate something that wasn’t ‘real.’ 

He became the motivation for the mission which now drives me.


I’m now a Mother to the tribe you see here in this photo. Five beautiful children. Yes, they’re all boys! And if I can have a harmonious, calm family, anyone can!

It was 2007 when our young family made the transition to additive free living. But there wasn’t a lot of information out there when we began. I trawled through mountains of research, reading anything I could get my hands on. I scanned endless websites, I studied ingredients on packaging and, with the background in analytics I became an expert on food labelling. What I learned fitted with what I began to suspect was causing my son’s health issues.

My hard yards paid off. My eldest son benefitted so greatly from the removal of additives from his diet.

Once additive free he settled back into a delightful, even-tempered child who no longer required asthma medication.

Even more surprisingly, neither did I. My life long issues with rashes, hives and asthma had completely disappeared. Additive free is now the standard for our family.


I wish that just one person, one doctor, a medical specialist, SOMEONE all those years ago had suggested that I should consider what we were eating. What a massive difference that idea might have made to my life and the life of my family.

That’s what I am here to do for you.

And it’s the purpose behind the Additive Free community – a safe place to connect with other families who are in the same place as you. To ask for help, to be able to access information in one central place, to gain support.

So no other Mother has to feel guilt ridden, worried, out of her depth, or without a reassuring place to visit.


Stop feeling unsupported and overwhelmed. Connect with families who are on the same path as you in the Additive Free Community.

Welcome to the Community

Living additive free has made our children so much ‘calmer’ and completely rid of these strange red/flaky patches on my son’s skin! We’re 12 months in and loving it…no looking back!
Jo Beck
Mother of 2


We have a son who has many quirky behaviours plus another son that a doctor suspects has asthma. I can only imagine how much worse their behaviour and symptoms would be if we were still eating additives.
Bianca Hensman
Mother of 3


We have been additive free for a little while now, we love it and won’t go back.  We do have slip ups every now and again (we’re not perfect) and then we see the effects it has on our kids and it brings it all back to home why we started on the additive free lifestyle.
Lisa Pope
Mother of 3


How it works:

  1. Join the Additive Free Kids Community by clicking here
  2. You’ll be emailed a link to our private FB group
  3. You’ll also be on our mailing list to receive regular updates, additive free news, offers for stringently tested products, and loads of free advice

Where are you at on your additive free journey?