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Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Vegetarian diet quality influences mental health
Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating
Gut microbiota differences seen in people with autism may be due to dietary preferences
Children's diet quality predicts their mental health and wellbeing
Is your child a fussy eater? Top tips to help get them back on track
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive
ARFID: the eating disorder that makes people fear food
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Study reveals dietary fructose heightens inflammatory bowel disease
TV-watching snackers beware: You won't notice you're full if your attention is elsewhere
REM sleep tunes eating behaviour
Sweet-taste perception changes as children develop
What food cravings tell us about the quality of our diets
Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption
Fussy eating—and parents' stress—remedied by online guide
4 June 2020 - MedicalXpress - Temperament affects children's eating habits
15 April 2020 - MedicalXpress - How does sugar drive consumption? Scientists discover gut-brain sugar sensor in mice
6 April 2020 - MedicalXpress - Follow your gut: Newly identified digestive-brain axis controls food choice
19 February 2020 - The Guardian - Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
13 February 2020 - The Guardian - How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket
7 February 2020 - Nutraingredients - Does social media influence the way we eat? One study says yes
28 January 2020 - BBC - How a vegan diet could affect your intelligence
23 January 2020 - The Conversation - Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may not be as crazy as it sounds
MedicalXpress - Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
4 December 2019 - The Conversation - Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way
14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says
5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study offers data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive 'hyper-palatable' foods
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods
9 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Offering children a variety of vegetables increases acceptance
The rise of Arfid: the truth about the eating disorder that made a teenager go blind
3 September 2019 - National Eating Disorders - Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
16 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'
16 May 2019 - The Conversation - Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last
14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?
5 April 2019 - ScienceDirect - Atypical eating behaviors in children and adolescents with autism, ADHD, other disorders, and typical development
BBC - The diets cutting one in five lives short every year
28 March 2019 - Futurity - These brain cells naturally stop overeating
28 March 2019 - Science Daily - The salt-craving neurons: How the appetite for salt is shaped by a taste for sodium
9 January 2019 - Science Daily - Carrots or candy bars? Context shapes choice of healthy foods
7 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Exposure to sugary breakfast cereal advertising directly influences children's diets
28 November 2018 - MedicalXpress - Children with ASD are not just picky eaters
19 October 2018 - Futurity - This part of the brain may shape our food choices
9 October 2018 - ITV.com - ITV and Veg Power teaming up on new advertising initiative to get the nation eating veg
20 September 2018 - MedicalXpress - Quitting junk food produces similar withdrawal-type symptoms as drug addiction
17 September 2018 - MedicalXpress - Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime
14 September 2018 - MedicalXpress - Picky eating may mask larger issues