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Information For Medical/Academic Researchers

Our unique database of research covers more than two decades of studies into the links between nutrition and behaviour.

Searchable by topic or author, you can find research abstracts (linking to the original research), with additional links to both corresponding news articles and related research papers, books and other resources.

So this website provides a cross-referenced database of work, illustrating how food, diet and nutrition affect brain development and function, and therefore mood, behaviour and learning.

New information is added each week, so to stay updated:

And please JOIN US if you can.....

Subscribing Associate Members can access exclusive video presentations from some of the world's leading researchers in the field, and benefit from free or discounted access to FAB webinars and other events.

  • Concessionary rates (and some free bursary places) are available for individual students
  • For Academics and Educational Organisations, we also offer Discounted Premier Group memberships  

Food Affects Behaviour 20+ Years of FAB Research – What next?

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A FAB Research Live Event and Q&A

with Dr Alex Richardson and Hazel De Maeijer

Thursday 30th November 2023

6.30 - 7.30 pm (GMT)

We are now launching our new monthly ‘FAB Focus’ meetings, exploring the many different ways in which Food Affects Behaviour, and the implications of this.

In this first session, founder Dr Alex Richardson will give you an overview summary of:

  • FAB's history to date, highlighting groundbreaking research milestones in the field; and outlining new activities we have ongoing, and in the pipeline.
Hazel De Maeijer, Communications Officer and Coordinator of FAB's Volunteers, will give more detail on some of these activities - discussing her own work with FAB and various new opportunities for you to get involved, if you would like to do so.


FAB Webinars with leading experts:

Feeding Humanity: The Key Role of Nutrition in the Mental Health Crisis.

with Professor Michael A Crawford PhD, FRSB, FRCPath - who first warned over 50 years ago that continuing to ignore the brain's specific nutritional needs would lead to an epidemic of 'brain disorders'. In this webinar he explains

  • why the current worldwide decline in brain health was entirely predictable from the scientific evidence available even then - and what the latest evidence shows.
  • And crucially: what we can still do to reverse this, and give today's children a future.

Critical Brain Nutrients: Mental Health Harms from Current Dietary Advice - And Potential Solutions.
Speaker: world-renowned neuroscientist & psychiatrist Dr Joseph Hibbeln

How Food Affects Your Brain: The Role of Nutrition and Diet in the Mental Health Crisis. 
Speakers: leading international researchers Professor John Stein and Dr Alex Richardson

Selective, 'Fussy' and Avoidant Eating - A Masterclass 
Speakers: specialist dietitian David Rex and Dr Alex Richardson


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Join FAB Research to benefit from:

  • Free access to all FAB Webinars, past and present
  • Unrestricted access to our unique FAB Research Audio/Video Library
  • Exclusive access to a monthly podcast, video or FAB article/special report
  • Free half hour online consultation with the world-renowned Dr Alex Richardson
  • Regular email updates on FAB's latest news, research and events

Recommended reading


The Global Mental Health Crisis is a direct result of the fact that most modern diets fail to meet the nutritional needs of the human brain. Effectively, human brain evolution is now 'in reverse'.  But there IS a solution.... 

For more information on this remarkable book - see The Shrinking Brain and the Global Mental Health Crisis
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