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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.

New!

Child Behaviour and Learning is a collection of five webinars aimed at helping parents & carers, teachers and other professionals working with children and adolescents.
Learn more here.

  

Upcoming Events


Book your place at an upcoming event and you will also receive access to the full video recording and handouts afterwards.

FAB Associates can attend live events and access recordings to events via the FAB Associate Library.

Choline - A Neglected Nutrient Vital for Healthy Brains 


25th June 2024


Choline is an essential nutrient for humans - as we can't make enough to meet the brain and body's needs - but it is seriously lacking from modern, western-type diets.

In pregnancy and early life, choline plays vital roles in supporting healthy brain development and function that have effects across the whole lifespan. Prenatal choline deficiencies are implicated in foetal alcohol spectrum disorders; and increasing evidence indicates that

  • a lack of choline in early life may play a role in common childhood developmental conditions like ADHD, Autism, dyslexia and related behaviour and learning difficulties
  • low dietary choline intakes are also a risk factor for memory and other cognitive problems in later life, including dementia.

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Recent Events


Access recordings of these events now via the FAB Associate library or as one-off purchases.

Children’s Food and Mood - What Works, What Matters Part Two

Practical Solutions for Dietary Difficulties in ADHD, Autism and Related Conditions

David Rex returns for a second Live Question and Answer Session, to share more of his unique expertise on dietary issues in ADHD, ASD and related difficulties with mood, behaviour and/or learning.

 

 

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Children’s Food and Mood - What Works, What Matters Part One

Practical Solutions for Dietary Difficulties in ADHD, Autism and Related Conditions

Most children's diets are "sub-optimal" in nutritional terms - providing an excess of sugar and artificial additives and an unhealthy balance of fats, and lacking in dietary fibre and essential brain nutrients.

What is still largely ignored is the fact that this matters not just for their physical health but also for their mental health and wellbeing.

Learn more
Alcohol: What Women Need to Know
  • Women are less likely to be ‚Äėalcohol dependent‚Äô than men, but this gap is narrowing.
  • Women are also more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol - even when drinking less, and for shorter periods.
  • And as alcohol affects our nutritional status, what support can dietary changes offer?

Find out how dietary interventions could help women (and men) who want to reduce their drinking ‚Äď or achieve an alcohol-free lifestyle.

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Building a Better Brain with Micronutrients

‚Äʬ†Stress, overwhelm and 'burnout' are modern day epidemics. Can dietary changes alone improve mental resilience? And when might supplements help?
‚ÄĘ Can improving nutrition really help in¬†managing conditions like anxiety, depression or ADHD?
‚ÄĘ How can parents, teachers and other professionals help young people¬†make healthier food choices¬†- and protect their own mental health and wellbeing?

Learn how diet and/or supplements can help support and promote better mood, behaviour and wellbeing - in children and adults.

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Diet and Dyslexia

Learn about:

  • How¬†sensory processing ‚Äď and vision in particular ‚Ästplays a key role
  • Why nutrition¬†is fundamental to¬†support¬†healthy brain development and function¬†
  • What common nutrient deficiencies and imbalances¬†implicated in dyslexia and related conditions
  • What¬†dietary changes¬†could reduce¬†the visual, attentional¬†and cognitive problems associated with dyslexia
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Veganuary Special: How can a plant-based diet support optimal brain health? 

Find out:

  • how a strictly plant-based diet can affect brain health & wellbeing
  • how these implications vary across the lifespan
  • vegan-friendly solutions for ensuring adequate levels of brain-critical nutrients

This¬†Veganuary Special¬†looks at both the benefits and potential risks of ‚Äėplant-based‚Äô diets, for mental health and wellbeing.

Learn more
Sleep and Diet:
Why sleep matters for wellbeing and its links with nutrition

This session will highlight what research has shown about

  • how our¬†food choices¬†affect¬†our¬†sleep, and¬†vice versa
  • and why this matters for how we feel, think and behave.

Learn about the importance of nutrition and diet for sleep and mental wellbeing, with a particular focus on ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

Learn more
Food Affects Behaviour:
20+ Years of FAB Research ‚Äď What next?

The first in a new series of 'FAB Focus' events - in which we answer your 'burning questions'.

These sessions will provide in-depth but accessible information and resources on specific topics and areas you’ve identified as important to you, and allowing more time for your questions, discussion and input.



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Feeding Better Mood, Behaviour, Learning & Sleep

How children's diets affect their health, wellbeing and performance - and what parents, professionals and policymakers can do to help.

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.

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Feeding Humanity

Professor Crawford has been warning about the risk of a global mental health crisis fuelled by poor nutrition - for over 50 years. His predictions - based on sound scientific evidence - have proved all too accurate.

Hear his compelling arguments on why the current worldwide decline in brain health was entirely predictable - and crucially, what we must do to reverse it.

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Critical Brain Nutrients

Healthy brain development and function depends on adequate supplies of certain critical nutrients that must come from dietary sources.

The richest source of these brain-essential nutrients is seafood - consumed for millions of years during the evolution of the nervous system - but now lacking from many diets...


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How Food Affects Your Brain

Leading international researchers Professor John Stein and Dr Alex Richardson discuss the scientific evidence on how nutrition and diet have a powerful - but often unrecognised - influence on how we all feel, think, and behave.


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Selective or 'fussy' eating - a masterclass

David Rex, RD, and Dr Alex Richardson discuss the latest evidence-based research into what shapes children‚Äôs food preferences ‚Äď with a focus on the areas of selective (‚Äėfussy‚Äô or ‚Äėpicky‚Äô) eating, and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).


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The Role of Food and Diet in ADHD

Recognise overlaps between ADHD and other developmental conditions like dyslexia, dyspraxia or the autism spectrum - as well as normal individual differences. 

Find out which aspects of most modern diets really are bad news for brain health and wellbeing - and how better nutrition can often help improve attention, memory and more.

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Nutrition for ADHD and Neurodiverse Minds

Learn how food and diet can affect symptoms of ADHD and related conditions - including not only other developmental conditions like dyslexia, dyspraxia and ASD but also anxiety, depression, eating disorders and sleep problems - and associated physical health problems such as allergies and immune disorders, or chronic pain.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dietary Approaches

Behaviour, mood and learning all depend on the health and development of the brain and nervous system. In recent years, however, research has confirmed just how fundamental the connections are between the brain, the gut, and the immune system - with each capable of affecting the other.

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Child Behaviour and Learning

The Role of Nutrition and Diet

A special collection of five expert webinars from Food And Behaviour (FAB) Research - aimed at helping parents & carers, teachers and other professionals working with children and adolescents with or without conditions like ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia or the Autism Spectrum to find out more about

  • how food and diet can affect children's mood, behaviour and ability to learn
  • practical, evidence-based strategies, tactics and tips to help improve children's food choices
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FAB Focus Events


Our new 'FAB Focus' series, explores the many ways in which Food Affects Behaviour, the implications of this, and what can be done to improve both research and practice.


These sessions add to our existing FAB webinars, providing in-depth but accessible information and resources on specific topics and areas you’ve identified as important to you, and allowing more time for your questions, discussion and input.

Children’s Food and Mood - What Works, What Matters

Practical Solutions for Dietary Difficulties in ADHD, Autism and Related Conditions

Most children's diets are "sub-optimal" in nutritional terms - providing an excess of sugar and artificial additives and an unhealthy balance of fats, and lacking in dietary fibre and essential brain nutrients.

What is still largely ignored is the fact that this matters not just for their physical health but also for their mental health and wellbeing.

Learn more
Veganuary Special: How can a plant-based diet support optimal brain health? 

Find out:

  • how a strictly plant-based diet can affect brain health & wellbeing
  • how these implications vary across the lifespan
  • vegan-friendly solutions for ensuring adequate levels of brain-critical nutrients

This¬†Veganuary Special¬†looks at both the benefits and potential risks of ‚Äėplant-based‚Äô diets, for mental health and wellbeing.

 

 

Learn more
Sleep and Diet:
Why sleep matters for wellbeing and its links with nutrition

This session will highlight what research has shown about

  • how our¬†food choices¬†affect¬†our¬†sleep, and¬†vice versa
  • and why this matters for how we feel, think and behave.

Learn about the importance of nutrition and diet for sleep and mental wellbeing, with a particular focus on ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.

 

Learn more
Food Affects Behaviour:
20+ Years of FAB Research ‚Äď What next?

The first in a new series of 'FAB Focus' events - in which we answer your 'burning questions'.

These sessions will provide in-depth but accessible information and resources on specific topics and areas you’ve identified as important to you, and allowing more time for your questions, discussion and input.



Learn more

        

Become a FAB Associate


Access recordings of these events now via the FAB Associate library - learn more below.

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Associate Membership

Join us as a FAB Associate and get free access to ALL of FAB's webinars anytime you want - as well as other unique resources in our FAB Associates' Library.

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