Welcome to Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) 

Your go-to place for reliable, independent information on how food, diet and nutrition affect mental health and performance.

For over twenty years Food and Behaviour Research (FAB) has been at the heart of scientific research into how nutrition affects the human brain and mind, and an intellectual and strategic force for improving public education and professional practice in this domain.

We aim to promote, support and carry out scientific research to show how nutrition plays an important role in behaviour, learning and mood.

Exploring Nutrition and Behaviour


At FAB Research, our focus is on the intricate relationship between diet, nutrition, and human behaviour. Our dedicated team delves into how nutritional choices impact mental health, cognitive function, and overall well-being. Through rigorous scientific investigation, we explore various aspects - from how specific nutrients affect brain development to the role of diet in managing behavioural and learning disorders. Our research spans developmental, psychiatric, and neurological fields, offering groundbreaking insights that bridge gaps across disciplines. By understanding these connections, we aim to inform better dietary choices and develop effective nutritional interventions for a healthier, more balanced mind.

Connecting a Diverse Network for Better Understanding


FAB Research is proud to engage a broad and varied audience passionate about the interplay between nutrition and mental health. Our community includes:

  • Research Enthusiasts and Scholars: Medical and academic researchers seeking the latest developments.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Doctors and health practitioners integrating nutrition into patient care.
  • Families and Educators: Parents, carers, and teachers looking for insights to support development and learning.
  • Media Professionals: Journalists and media figures disseminating accurate, research-backed information.

Together, we foster a rich exchange of knowledge and a collaborative approach to understanding nutrition's impact on behaviour and mental health.

Expert Talks on Nutrition and Mental Health


Join us for our engaging online events, where expert speakers delve into a variety of important topics linking diet to mental health and cognitive function. Discover insightful perspectives on how nutrition influences conditions like ADHD, Autism, and Dyspraxia, and its role in managing Anxiety, Depression, and other mental health challenges.

Each session is designed to deepen your understanding of these complex topics, offering practical advice and the latest research findings. Stay informed and empowered with our series of enlightening webinars.


We welcome a host of expert speakers, covering a wide range of conditions such as:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Dyspraxia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • And many other physical and mental issues.

A wealth of knowledge and access to FAB's expert speakers await you. 

Find out about future events and/or access recordings to previous events here.

We also offer 'FAB Associate Membership' which gives you access to FAB's audio-visual library and a host of other benefits.

Find further information here.


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"FAB has raised my awareness of the importance of a healthy diet for all, not just those with behaviour and learning issues or other problems."

- Early Years Officer, Local Authority

"FAB Research provides a wealth of valuable information which isn't always available elsewhere - and in an easily digested form."

- GP and Medical Advisor