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Food and Behaviour Research

Nutrition can play an important role in behaviour, learning and mood. Scientific evidence shows that diet is important not only for physical health, but also for optimal mental development and functioning.

The FAB website offers information on a wide range of conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, anxiety, depression and many other physical and mental issues.

The site presents clear and reliable information on the latest research for people who are interested in its practical applications.

As well as our own published papers and factsheets, we regularly trawl through the scientific press to bring you up to date information on the subject of nutrition and behavioural disorders.

FAB Research also aims to promote, support and carry out further scientific research in this area.

Latest News and Events

FAB and FOOD FOR THE BRAIN Webinar

  • 29 Oct 2020

Join Dr Alex Richardson on a live webinar where she will present on The Importance of Nutrition and Diet in ADHD. Thursday 29th October at 18.30-19.30 (UK time)

Kid influencers are promoting junk food brands on YouTube—garnering more than a billion views

  • 26 Oct 2020

Parents may not realize that kid influencers are often paid by food companies to promote unhealthy food and beverages in their videos. This study is the first to quantify the extent to which junk food product placements appear in YouTube videos from kid influencers

Study: Maternal vitamin D deficiency could impair baby's cognitive development

  • 22 Oct 2020

Vitamin D deficiency rates in pregnancy are high and could lead to worse performance in cognitive and language skills for the baby, according to a new study

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

Children school lunch: photo by Amanda Mills

How does what children eat affect how they behave?

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Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century...

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Can diet impact age-related dementia?

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Is diet the key to minimising age-related mental health problems?

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