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How food preferences are linked to cognition and brain health – and why a balanced diet is superior
Diet in childhood linked to blood vessel damage in teenage years
Hate salad or veggies? Just keep eating them. Here’s how our tastebuds adapt to what we eat
Taste depends on nature and nurture. Here are 7 ways you can learn to enjoy foods you don't like
Hunger hormones impact decision-making brain area to drive behaviour, study finds
Young children drinking daily caffeinated soda found more likely to try alcohol within a year
Research identifies four eating behaviour patterns in children
International team of scientists says identifying some foods as addictive could shift attitudes, stimulate research
Consumption of Ultra Processed Food and Mental Wellbeing Outcomes
FAB WEBINAR - Feeding Better Mood, Behaviour, Learning and Sleep - Evidence and Best Practice
Replacing saturated fat and salt with herbs/spices is both tasty and healthy
Gut microbes are the community within you that you can't live without – how eating well can cultivate your microbial and social self
How Obesity Is Linked to Our Brain and Gut Activity
Can we train our taste buds for health? A neuroscientist explains how genes and diet shape taste
Is there an association between the consumption of ultra-processed food and adverse microbiota-gut-brain axis implications?
Switching meat and milk for plant-based copies misses vital nutrients
Five ways to please picky eaters
Why 'Dieting' backfires: Brain amplifies signal of hunger synapses, finds study
Sweets change our brain: Why we can't keep our hands off chocolate
Excess calories during development may alter the brain and spur adult overeating
Small changes in children's sleep lead to significant changes in eating habits, shows study
Seaweed, sardines and sauerkraut: the best diet for your brain at every stage of life
Effects of single plant-based vs. animal-based meals on satiety and mood
More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain
Disordered eating impacts one in five youth worldwide
New year health kick losing momentum? Scientists find key to curb the cravings
Quick and easy ready meals not the best for us—or the planet
New study may help to explain smell challenges in individuals with autism
FAB WEBINAR - Selective or 'fussy' eating - a masterclass: Avoiding mealtime meltdowns, and motivating healthier food choices
Are plant-based meats really better for us than the real thing?
9 Things That Your Food Might Say About Your Personality
Picky eater? Research shows it could be in your DNA
Delays to UK food advertising regulations condemned as unjustified, disastrous attack on health
Adults' interactions at mealtimes influence children's future relationships with food
Gut microbes influence binge-eating of sweet treats in mice
Study confirms that processed foods key to rising obesity
A high-sugar diet decreases ability to sense sweetness in rats
A mother's ultra-processed food intake may be linked to obesity risk in her children
Babies in the womb react differently to flavours
'Gateway' foods like candy may lead to unhealthy teen eating
Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain's school meals
Adult 'picky eaters' recall helpful parent feeding strategies
Lack of professional consensus hinders public health communications about processed foods
Higher protein intake while dieting leads to healthier eating
ADHD: why it can make it harder to keep eating habits in check – and what you can do about it
Brain networks can play role in weight-loss success
Easy, flexible access to produce, resources boosts healthy eating for central Texas kids
The Relationship Between Unhealthy Eating and ADHD in Children
New research shows humans possess surprising nutritional intelligence
Pre-school children's emotional eating partly shaped by innate food drive, research shows