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Webinar - Smarter Food, Smarter Kids - Resolving the Attention Deficit Disaster

FAB Research and Food for the Brain

Dr Alex Richardson discusses that latest scientific research on how to help children focus, stay engaged and accelerate learning with a clear mind and good mood.

Smart Food, Smart Kids - Resolving the Attention Deficit Disaster

This event was recorded - so all who booked a place will soon be sent a link to view it in their own time.

And it is FREE to all subscribing FAB Associate Members - who will be able to access it permanently on demand via the FAB AV library - containing a wealth of additional videos from past FAB events. 


Learn how to help children focus, stay engaged and accelerate learning with a clear mind and good mood.

Dr Alex Richardson - world-renowned researcher, educator, speaker and published author; and Founder Director of the UK-based charity, Food and Behaviour (FAB) Research.*


From this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What ‘ADHD’ actually means (and what it doesn’t), and how to recognise overlaps with other developmental conditions like dyslexia, dyspraxia or the autism spectrum
  • Why most modern diets really are bad news for brain health and wellbeing – and particularly for any child with ADHD-type difficulties
  • Some simple diet and lifestyle changes that clinical trials have shown can improve ‘core’ ADHD symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Other evidence-based strategies and tactics for reducing stress, anxiety and ‘meltdowns’ – and improving mood and sleep – for both you and your child!

Solid scientific evidence that better nutrition can improve children’s mood, behaviour and ability to learn has been accumulating now for well over 40 years – particularly with respect to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. 

Despite all the evidence, nutrition and diet are still largely ignored in standard clinical practice for the diagnosis or management of ADHD or other child behaviour and learning difficulties.  But given the right information, parents, teachers and health practitioners can help to improve almost any child’s diet and eating habits to help them maximise their potential – so don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the world’s leading experts in this area.

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*About the speaker

Dr Alex Richardson is a pioneer of research into how nutrition affects brain development and function, and its implications for ADHD and related conditions that affect behaviour, learning and mood, in children and adults.  Her 90+ publications include experimental, epidemiological, genetic and brain imaging studies; the first controlled treatment trials investigating effects of omega-3 (and omega-6) fatty acid supplements in ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and related conditions; and studies of how nutritional interventions can also be of benefit in other conditions - including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Alex is also a highly experienced teacher and speaker for public and professional as well as academic audiences, and a frequent contributor for the media. Her book for parents and professionals - ‘They Are What You Feed Them’ - is dedicated to FAB Research, the charity she founded to raise awareness of the links between diet and mental health, wellbeing and performance; and to support the translation of the best research evidence into policy and practice.