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WEBINAR - Selective or 'fussy' eating - a masterclass: Avoiding mealtime meltdowns, and motivating healthier food choices

David Rex, RD, and Dr Alex Richardson will 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) - 25th January at 6.00-7.30 pm.

Mother's health, diet during pregnancy may impact child's later neurodevelopment

An overall good quality of diet and higher fish consumption during pregnancy may result in more favourable cognitive and language skills when the child is 2-year-old.

Are plant-based meats really better for us than the real thing?

Solely relying on meat alternatives as a direct replacement for meat could lead to iron, zinc and B12 deficiencies over time if you are not boosting your intake of these essential nutrients from other sources or taking supplements

The role of omega-3 and omega-6 metabolites during pregnancy

Normal pregnancy relies on inflammation for implantation, placentation, and parturition, but uncontrolled inflammation can lead to poor maternal and infant outcomes. Maternal diet is one modifiable factor that can impact inflammation

Colds, flu and COVID: How diet and lifestyle can boost your immune system

There are many things we can do to support our immune system and even improve its function. Simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can all play a big role in helping you avoid getting sick.

9 Things That Your Food Might Say About Your Personality

These findings indicate the importance of personality in our food preferences and could lead to effective ways of encouraging people to eat healthier foods.

Can diet combined with drugs reduce seizures?

Following a modified Atkins diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates plus taking medication may reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, according to new research.

Bad diets are not just for Christmas – they’re for life

Let’s panic less about what we consume in a particular week of the year and focus more on our diets generally. We need to focus on our sugar intake across the year and the effect it has on our children’s health, wealth and happiness.

COVID and your gut: how a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa

COVID infection could affect the balance of bacteria in the gut, which might go some way to explaining why some people have persistent symptoms after a COVID infection.

Fatty liver disease endangers brain health

Cutting down the amount of sugar and fat in our diets is not only important for tackling obesity, but also for protecting the liver to maintain brain health and minimise the risk of developing conditions like depression and dementia during ageing.

Does diabetes during pregnancy increase the risk of neurodevelopmental conditions in children?

New research has revealed a link between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and a range of neurodevelopmental conditions in children - including autism, ADHD and epilepsy

Common food dye can trigger inflammatory bowel diseases, say researchers

Allura Red directly disrupts gut barrier function and increases the production of serotonin, which subsequently alters gut microbiota composition leading to increased susceptibility to colitis.

Picky eater? Research shows it could be in your DNA

These findings shed a new light on our understanding of people’s food choices. If you understand why you don’t like certain foods it may help you improve the way you cook or prepare them.

Delays to UK food advertising regulations condemned as unjustified, disastrous attack on health

"This is a disastrous and totally unjustifiable level of delay, and it is wrong to claim that industry has not had enough time to prepare, as the consultations took place in 2019, and the decision to introduce the 9pm watershed and online advertising restrictions announced in 2020"

People can have food sensitivities without noticeable symptoms – long-term consumption of food allergens may lead to behaviour and mood changes

Food allergens can affect the brain and behaviour of seemingly asymptomatic people, making them not so asymptomatic neurologically. Considering how your brain responds to the food you eat puts a whole new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat.”

Adults' interactions at mealtimes influence children's future relationships with food

Adults guide the mealtime atmosphere with attitudes they bring to the family table, even when they do not realize it. Staying positively involved with their children throughout family meals can make lasting differences.

Netflix psychiatrist Phil Stutz says 85% of early therapy gains are down to lifestyle changes. Is he right?

"When I was a kid, exercise and diet was framed to me in like, ‘there’s something wrong with how you look’. But never once was exercise or diet propositioned to me in terms of mental health. I just wish that was presented to people differently. Because for me, that caused a lot of problems."

3 Outstanding Food Swaps to Improve Brain Health

What we eat plays a significant role in our overall health, especially brain health - here are three easy ways to sub out dietary junk in favour of healthier alternatives for your brain.

Residue from rinse agents used in commercial dishwashers found to destroy protective layer in gut

Strong toxic and epithelial barrier-damaging effects were elicited by residue from rinse agents which are commonly used in professional dishwashers.