A quick post on an article I read this week. The FDA has been urged to ban 8 different food dyes because of a possible link to ADHD and other behavior issues. If you go to the Center for Science in the Public Interest's website, you can read the whole press release.
Since we aim to eat only 100% natural foods in the Sweet Pea house, I really try to avoid food dyes like the plague. I make exceptions for Christmas cookies and other special occasions like birthday cakes, but otherwise, why would you need them?