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Changing Diets, Changing Minds – The Importance of Nutrition For Behaviour, Learning and Mood: Putting Research Into Practice

on May 2, 2013

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Start Date: June 06 2013 
End Date: June 06 2013 
Duration: 9.30am to 4.30pm 
Location: Inverness IV2 3BL 
Venue: Lecture Theatre, The Green House, Beechwood Business Park 

It gives us great pleasure to announce an opportunity to hear from Professor Michael A Crawford of Imperial College, London – an internationally acclaimed expert on the role of nutrition in brain development and function.  At this special one-day event, he will be joined by Dr Alex Richardson and Dr Bernard Gesch, senior researchers at the University of Oxford and leading experts in the links between diet and behaviour, and Mr David Rex, specialist child health dietitian at Highland Council.

The programme for the day has been designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals, policy makers, researchers from academia and industry, and other interested groups and individuals.  It will give all participants the chance to hear about and discuss the links between nutrition and mood, behaviour and learning in children and adults – both in the general population, and in special groups such as those with developmental or mental health conditions.

Find out how our food choices, and those of the people we care or provide for, could be affecting our wellbeing and performance – at home, at school or in the workplace.

For discussion:

  • How does what we eat affect the way we feel, think and behave?
  • What’s the truth about sugar and fat? Could some of our favourite foods really be toxic and addictive?
  • Does nutrition really make a difference to children’s behaviour and learning?  If so, what are the implications for conditions like ADHD, dyslexia or autism?
  • What’s the evidence that dietary interventions could reduce antisocial behaviour?
  • Can diet help in the prevention and management of mental health conditions like depression, psychosis and dementia?
  • Improving food choices – what can be done, and who should be doing it?

Find out from our panel of experts what the real truth is about the food we consume, and what it’s doing to our brains as well as our bodies.  Join in the discussion about the impact of modern day diets, their implications for the public health crisis, and what can be done to improve outcomes for both current and future generations.

This event will provide you with opportunities not only to learn about the latest research findings, but also to ask your own questions and get answers that may influence some of the decisions you have to make every day.

This event will also be available by interactive webinar.

SPEAKERS:

‘Dietary fats and human brain development: implications for the nutrition of mothers and infants’
Prof Michael Crawford (Imperial College, London; Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition)

‘The Importance of Diet for Children’s Behaviour and Learning’ and ‘The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health and Wellbeing’
Dr Alex Richardson (Founder Director, FAB Research; Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author of ‘They Are What You Feed Them’)

‘Nutrition and Antisocial Behaviour – Is there a Causal Link?’
Dr Bernard Gesch (Research Scientist, University of Oxford)

‘Practical dietary approaches to ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders and related conditions: What works in practice?’ and ‘Improving children’s food choices: theory and best practice’
David Rex (Dietitian, Health & Social Care – Children’s Services, Highland Council; lead public health role, food & health in schools, nurseries and children’s residential units; and provides specialist Dietetic advice for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

An essential event for:

Local Government Policy Makers | Education and Health Professionals | Researchers from Academia and Industry | Professionals working in Social Services and the Justice System | Caterers and Food Producers | School Meal Stakeholder Groups | Charities, Support Groups and Voluntary Organisations | Parents, Carers and other Interested Individuals

Standard (Public Sector, Health, Education, Local Authority) – £79
Concessionary (Students, Support Groups, Charities) – £49
FAB Research Associate Members – £29
Interactive Webinar – £49* (free to FAB Associate Members)**

*Includes access to the webinar on the day and for one month post-event via the FAB Audio/Video Library. For continuing access, consider a subscription to FAB Research – see below.

**Subscribe to FAB Research as an Associate Member today and enjoy free access not only to this webinar, but also to our library of eventcasts and other resources, including footage of our recent event with US Pediatric Obesity specialist, Professor Robert Lustig MD in London, March 2013. Join up here FAB Research Associate Membership.



Contact Information: Fiona O’Fee  admin@fabresearch.org  01463 667318

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