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29 April 2010 - BBC News - Gluten 'link' with schizophrenia

Researchers believe gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the mental condition.




29 March 2010 - The Sunday Times - Jamie Oliver's school dinners 'are more effective than literacy hour'

Eating Jamie Oliver's school dinners improves children's performance in tests, according to researchers who claim that the celebrity chef's campaign to improve school food has had more impact than government literacy programmes.






22 January 2010 - The Times - TV and computer games blamed for the return of rickets

The many hours children spend indoors playing computer games or watching television may be to blame for a resurgence of rickets.


12 January 2010 - BBC News - Healthy lunchboxes a rarity, study says

Only 1% of primary schoolchildren's packed lunches meet the nutritional standards set for school meals in England, a study suggests.



5 October 2009 - BBC News - Med-style diet 'can battle blues'

The Mediterranean diet, already thought to protect against heart disease and cancer, may also help to prevent depression, Spanish researchers say.




9 June 2009 - BBC News - Oily fish 'can halt eye disease'

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should eat oily fish at least twice a week to keep their eye disease at bay, say scientists.



04 May 2009 - Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting - Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids with Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition

Two Studies at PAS Suggest Food Variety and Cognition-Related Fatty Acid are Important to Well Being of Affected Children


01 May 2009 - Medical News from AAN - Diet Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

Medical News from AAN: American Academy of Neurology Meeting



25 March 2009 - Nutraingredients - How metals in food impact children's behaviour

The contamination of food with certain metals needs to be urgently addressed in light of growing evidence linking trace elements to negative human behaviour, according to a lead researcher in the field.