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FAB and FOOD FOR THE BRAIN Webinar

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)

FAB and Food for the Brain live webinar

  • Dr Alex Richardson will present on The importance of Nutrition and Diet in ADHD
  • Thursday 29th October 2020 18.30-19.30 (UK time)


Nutrition is fundamental to the healthy development and function of brains as well as bodies; and the consumption of modern, western-type diets - rich in ultra-processed foods - raises risks not only for physical health disorders like obesity and Type 2 diabetes, but also for many neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, including ADHD.

Increasing evidence shows that dietary interventions can help in the management of ADHD and related developmental conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Although ADHD is defined in terms of attentional problems and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity, in practice the overlap with other conditions is very high indeed, and many of the same nutritional issues are relevant to difficulties with other aspects of behaviour, including the regulation of mood, stress, anxiety and sleep.

Webinar attendees will gain:

  • A summary of key findings from the latest research into nutrition and diet in ADHD and related conditions (covering issues such as dietary fats, key vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients; and the roles of sugar, dietary fibre and some food additives in gut, immune and brain health), outlining the potential benefits - and risks - of common dietary patterns, and nutritional interventions.
  • An understanding of how this evidence can be used in simple, practical and effective ways to improve diet and nutrition in both children and adults with ADHD and related difficulties with mood, behaviour or learning, not just in clinical settings, but at home, in schools and in the workplace.