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Associate Membership
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Join Food and Behaviour Research as a FAB Associate Member and get

* unrestricted access to the FAB's library

of professionally filmed conferences

* reduced delegate rates to all FAB Research events

 * access to key academic opinion leaders and talks at your own event (corporate membership only)

Membership fees start at just £29 per year.  More information can be found here.

Summer 2014 Conference
Robert Lustig

Sugar, Fat, Food and Addiction: New Approaches to the Public Health Crisis

10th July 2014 - Royal College of Surgeons, London

We were delighted to be hosting another visit to the UK by

Prof Robert Lustig MD

of the University of California, a specialist in endocrinology and pediatric obesity

and giving you another chance to hear him explain the evidence behind his view that sugar – not dietary fat – is the primary driver of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many other serious health problems, including mental health disorders. 

Latest e-alert - June 2014
Latest news and roundup


Our regular e-alerts deliver topical research, news and information direct to your inbox. You can view the latest one here.

Providing accessible information that is regularly updated takes time, effort and resources, but we believe that this is a crucial aspect of our work, as much of the research in this area does have important implications for personal and professional practice.

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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'

by Dr Alex Richardson

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

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