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Keep Kids Healthy
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Did You Know?

Calories and protein help build muscle mass, but to build brains, fats matter more - and particularly the long-chain omega-3 fats found in fish and seafood. No child’s diet is complete without these.

There’s a huge, cynical marketing machine out there determined to lose your kids in a labyrinth of sugar and nutrient-poor junk foods. Acquiring a taste for healthy food early on is a lifeline through the maze.

Related Reading

Detoxing Childhood: What parents need to know to raise happy, successful children
Sue Palmer

Immunity Foods for Healthy Kids: More Than 250 Natural Foods and Recipes to Keep Your Child's Immune System Fighting Fit
Lucy Burney

Take A Look At Related Research

02 Feb 2016 - Parents and teachers unaware of mental benefits of good childhood nutrition


03 February 2015 - American Academy of Pediatrics - Many Pre-Packaged Toddler Meals and Snack Foods Contain Too Much Salt or Sugar
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Feeding the Brain for Life
Ageing tree
Did You Know?

You’d be forgiven for assuming that dementia was simply a flick-of-the-coin hazard of old age. But you can stack the odds in your favour by feeding your brain well.

Passing retirement age doesn’t mean retiring the brain. Keep it nourished as the years roll by, and you’ll maximise your chances of staying mentally sharp into old age.

Related Reading

Healthy Eating to Reduce the Risk of Dementia - 
Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe, Vanessa Ridland, Patsy Westcott

Smart Fats: How Dietary Fats and Oils affect Mental, Physical and Emotional Intelligence
Michael A Schmidt

Take A Look At Related Research

Jernerén et al 2015 - Brain atrophy in cognitively impaired elderly: the importance of long-chain ω-3 fatty acids and B vitamin status in a randomized controlled trial.

Mohajeri et al, 2014 - Inadequate supply of vitamins and DHA in the elderly: implications for brain aging and Alzheimer's type dementia

Nutrition can play an important role in the prevention and management of many kinds of difficulties in behaviour, learning and mood. These include:

  • Everyday difficulties in behaviour, learning or mood that can affect children and adults - at home, at school or in the workplace.
  • Developmental conditions - such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Mental health conditions - such as anxiety, depression, bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder and schizophrenia.

Diet is important not only for physical health, but also for optimal mental development and functioning. Scientific evidence shows this, but clear and reliable information on this kind of research is not easily available to many people who are interested in its practical applications.

As well as our own published papers and factsheets, we regularly trawl through the scientific press to bring you the latest information on the subject of nutrition and behavioural disorders. In some cases, these resources will link to information held on other websites, and in others, they will offer information to download in pdf format. If the resource is a book, we will give you a link directly to Amazon for you to purchase it directly.

FAB Research also aims to promote, support and carry out further scientific research in this area.

Further information will be added to this site on a regular basis. - If you would like to stay updated with the latest news and research in this area, please sign up for our free Email alerts. - If you would like to help support our work, please tell others about FAB Research, and join our associate scheme.


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Essential Reading
front cover of book 'They are what you feed them'


Discover how dietary changes can improve behaviour, learning and mood, and learn how to make the necessary changes.

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Dr Alex Richardson


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