FAB Research Events

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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.

Building a Better Brain with Micronutrients: The Evidence to Date


Over the last few decades, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: 
What we eat is affecting our mental health

Professor Julia Rucklidge will discuss what happens when diet change alone isn’t sufficient and when supplementation with broad-based micronutrients might be appropriate to treat psychiatric symptoms.

Hear the evidence to date, that nutritional supplementation can help in a range of conditions including:

  • pregnancy, and maternal mental health
  • ADHD
  • stress, anxiety, PTSD
  • mood and emotional dysregulation

 

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Recent Events


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

Diet and Dyslexia

Learn about:

  • How sensory processing – and vision in particular – plays 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
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 ‘plant-based’ diets, for mental health and wellbeing.

Learn more

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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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 – 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’s food preferences – with a focus on the areas of selective (‘fussy’ or ‘picky’) 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
Learn more

        

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.

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 ‘plant-based’ 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 – 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