David Rex, RD, and Dr Alex Richardson discuss the latest evidence-based research into how children's diets affect their health, wellbeing and performance - and what parents, professionals and policymakers can do to help
Almost every day, we hear that behaviour, learning or mental health problems in children and adolescents are at record levels - and that our education and health services are overwhelmed trying to meet the needs of those affected.
In addition to developmental conditions like ADHD, the autism spectrum, dyslexia and dyspraxia / DCD, many more children - and their families and teachers - are struggling to deal with everyday difficulties, or serious issues, with mood and anxiety, behaviour, learning - and sleep.
Mental and physical health go together - but although children's diets are recognised as contributing to conditions like obesity, diabetes and other physical health problems, little or no attention is usually paid to the effects of nutrition - what children eat and drink - and how they feel, think and behave.
Find out from two of the UK's leading experts in this area:
Learn what the latest evidence shows about:
And get your own Questions answered in an extended Q&A session with David Rex RD and Dr Alex Richardson