Food and Behaviour Research

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Information For Teachers/Education Professionals

Not even doctors are routinely taught about nutrition. So what chance does the average person have of understanding what all those lists of vitamins, calories and numbers mean? And how are people supposed to navigate the seemingly conflicting debates about fat/low fat, sugar, cholesterol and the pros and cons of various diets?

One of the chief aims of our website is to plug the gap in publically available knowledge on the subject of nutrition and mental health. We feature news stories and research that you are unlikely to stumble upon beyond the specialist press.

Our site also includes a wealth of literature and resource links, while Associate Members are able to access exclusive video presentations from some of the leading researchers in the field.

The School Food Plan

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An agreed plan that has the support of the Secretary of State for Education and of the diverse organisations who are going to support head teachers to improve food in their schools.

Find out more and download your copy here.

Recent news stories added to the site include several on the theme of obesity, ranging from what happens in the brains of teens at risk of obesity, to  early weight gain and its links to childhood obesity. You’ll also find the grim news of US child obesity, and a thought-provoking piece from the Conversation, ‘Junk food’ and the consumer blame game.

We’ve also added several stories looking at the importance of a the gut-brain axis. Recent areas of research here cover the gut microbiome’s links to Parkinson’s diseasegood memoryanxiety, and general mental health.

On the theme of Omega-3, you can read new evidence of its positive effects on attention, hyperactivity, and cognitive function, and how a deficiency of both omega-3 and omega-6 has been linked to linked to schizophrenic symptoms.

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