Book Tour Starts for “The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan”

Dr. Robert Melillo | The Disconnected Kids Nutrition PlanDr. Robert Melillo’s newest book, The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan” was released this week! As part of the new release, Dr. Melillo will be on a whirlwind book tour to talk about nutrition and how it influences childhood development as presented in his book. We will post his appearances as they become available – stay tuned!

The book is now available for purchase on With a forward by entertainer Zac Brown, all proceeds for the sale of this book will benefit Camp Southernground.

About the Book

Dr. Robert Melillo’s Brain Balance Program has helped thousands of families across the country, offering a drug-free, scientifically based method for addressing a wide range of conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. In this new book, he presents the nutritional side of the Brain Balance Program, featuring guidelines, tips, and kid-friendly recipes based on the latest scientific research on how food affects the brain.

Designed to help busy parents feed picky kids in a beneficial way, the book will show readers how to:

  • Recognize the difference between a fussy eater and a problem eater.
  • Ease the sensory issues that make for mealtime mayhem.
  • Identify food sensitivities using a simple elimination diet.
  • Choose supplements that will help ensure adequate daily amounts of the specific vitamins and minerals important to brain health.
  • Prepare delicious, healthy meals that will pass the taste test of even the most finicky eaters.
  • Understand how the brain plays a primary role in many dietary and nutritional issue including food sensitivities.

Editorial Reviews & Praise for Dr. Melillo’s Work

“Whether ADHD, autism, dyslexia or any number of neurobehavioral disorders affecting children, it is clear that what finally manifests represents the conspiracy of multiple events. As such, pursuing a multifaceted therapeutic approach as has been so deftly presented by Dr. Melillo offers up a welcome and efficacious contrast to the myopia engendered in pharmaceutical mono therapy.”
–David Perlmutter, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers

“I have worked closely with Dr. Robert Melillo and the Brain Balance team for many years. I have seen firsthand the transformations in the lives of the children they serve. Brain Balance not only focuses on correcting their own unique neurological challenges, but emphasizes the whole health of each child — from their individual nutritional needs to their need for special daily activities to embracing and enhancing their family life.”
–Zac Brown, Grammy Award-winning musician and founder of Camp Southern Ground

“A visionary new approach…These valuable clinical insights add much to our tool kit.”
–Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Clinically innovative and academically grounded…brings a refreshing, hopeful, and scientifically responsible approach to the field of childhood neurological disorders.”
–Leslie Philipp Weiser, M.Ph., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
“Dr. Melillo’s books are a ray of hope. Jam-packed with scientifically grounded information on brain function and its behavioral correlates, they provide satisfying explanations that parents recognize as relevant to their experience. And because his work is further tied to a simple intervention program, it has the power and potential to revolutionize the field.”
–Michele Denize Strachan, MD, Behavioral Pediatrician, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Program, University of Minnesota

“Dr. Robert Melillo is one of those rare individuals who can unravel the seemingly unsolvable mysteries of neurobehavioral development with wisdom, compassion, and vast perspective. His unique, groundbreaking, and research-based approach to improving brain function introduces the process of unlocking each child’s potential.”
–Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Argosy University Dallas

Disconnected Kids presents an optimistic and practical approach to opening windows of exploration, connection, and learning to all children. A highly recommended exploration for parents, educators, and therapists.
 –Louis Cozolino, author of Attachment Based Teaching

“Dr. Melillo, one of the world’s leading experts in childhood developmental disorders, has organized the best scientifically referenced source of risk factors for autism, which all future parents should know about it. His book is a must read.”
–Datis Kharrazian, DC, DHSc, MS, MNeuroSci

“Dr. Melillo presents a very clear and educational view of how a child’s brain grows, from the bottom up…. This is without any doubt an amazing theory that will stimulate a great number of research protocols.”
–Dr. Calixto Machado, MD, PhD, FAAN, President of the Cuban Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

“Dr. Robert Melillo has unraveled the mysteries of brain organization and translated what we know into simple, practical therapeutic regimens to allow all of our children to reach their unlimited potential. He has produced a message of hope for parents of children, with clear, consistent, and significant results.”
–Prof. Gerry Leisman, Director of The National Institute of Brain & Rehabilitation Science in Nazareth, Israel 


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