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Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity
Eating a high quality diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
The National Food Strategy
Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Study links child behaviour problems to prenatal tobacco smoke and traffic density - and diet
Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive
Childhood diet has lifelong impact
Study: Fructose syrup disrupts gut microbiome but fruit can undo negative effects
Kid influencers are promoting junk food brands on YouTube—garnering more than a billion views
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away
10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
1 February - The Mail Online - Should you be worried that food isn't as good for you as it used to be?
6 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
3 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - How diet affects mental health: What's the evidence?
16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
18 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child
30 October 2019 - Helio - Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions
19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Junk food diet may predict future depression symptoms in teens
3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet
3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'
29 July 2019 - The Conversation - Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?
Does diet affect a child's ADHD?
26 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children with ADHD may have higher risk for poor diet
Omega-3 fatty acids tied to fewer childhood asthma symptoms
11 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
22 November 2018 - The Guardian - Type 2 diabetes now affects nearly 7,000 young Britons
1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
23 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food additives a toxic mix for kids
Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs
15 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts
27 February 2018 - The Conversation - Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media
14 February 2018 - Nutraingredients - Western diet linked to increased risk of mental health problems for teenagers
28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows
28 August 2016 - The Conversation - Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move - the UK will regret it
18 August 2016 - BBC News - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down'
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
21 May 2015 - ScienceDaily - Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds
28 April 2015 - BBC News - 'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested