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FAB Research Event: Feeding Healthy Minds – Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Children’s Brain Development

29 Oct 2013 – FAB EVENT – Feeding Healthy Minds – Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Children’s Brain Development

Organised by Food and Behaviour Research
Start Date: October 29 2013
End Date: October 29 2013
Duration: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Location: 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons
*BOOK AND PAY NOW AT THE EARLY BIRD RATES*

We are enormously proud to be hosting this opportunity for you to hear from some of the world’s leading experts on the role of nutrition in brain development and function, and its importance for mothers and infants.

Hear the latest evidence on how the diets that mothers eat before and during pregnancy can have a lifelong impact on their children’s health and development – and find out what kinds of diets are likely to promote the best, and the worst, outcomes.

The programme for the day has been designed for a multi-disciplinary audience of professionals, policy makers, researchers from academia and industry, and others concerned with the health, education and welfare of mothers, babies and young children. It will give all participants the chance to hear about and discuss the latest evidence and insights into the modern maternal diet and its lasting legacy.

For discussion:

Is it true that pregnant mothers whose diets are high in fat and sugar will have already programmed their babies to crave high fat, high sugar foods by the time they are weaned?
What are the likely consequences for their children’s behavioural and cognitive development if mothers consume a typical modern, western-type diet during pregnancy?
Which nutrients and dietary fats are particularly important in early life, and why?
Which ones are lacking from many mothers’ and infants’ diets – and what are the likely consequences for both the mothers’ mental health and their children’s future cognitive development and wellbeing?
What are the best ways to ensure an adequate intake, for mothers and for young infants?
Improving mothers’ and children’s food choices – what can be done, and who should be doing it?
This event will provide you with opportunities not only to learn from 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.

Speakers and Presentations:

Early Life Nutrition and Mental Health: An Overview
Dr Alex Richardson (Founder/Trustee of FAB Research; Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; Author of ‘They Are What You Feed Them’)

The Essentiality of Omega-3 DHA for Human Brain Development: The Marine Food Chain and the Implications
for Maternal Nutrition
Professor Michael A Crawford (Imperial College, London; Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition)

Dietary Needs for Omega-3 During Pregnancy and Infancy
Professor Sheila Innis (Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics & Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Foods, Nutrition and Health, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia)

Omega-3 and the Brain: Fish and Seafood Intakes During Pregnancy and Child Development Outcomes
Captain Joseph Hibbeln MD (Acting Chief of Section of Nutritional Neurosciences, Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics and Biochemistry, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Breastfeeding and Children’s Intelligence: Omega-3 and Gene-Nutrient Interactions
Dr Pauline Emmett (Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health in Bristol. Former head of Nutrition Research for the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) based in Bristol)

Effect of inadequate iodine status in pregnant women on cognitive outcomes in their children. Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
Dr Sarah Bath (Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey)

Translating Research into Practice for Families and Children – A Dietitian’s Perspective
David Rex (Dietitian, Health & Social Care – Children’s Services, Highland Council, Inverness)

If you have any enquiries, please phone us on 01463 667318 and we will be happy to help.

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

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

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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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Were You Into Music Whilst A Student At The University of Sheffield?

 

Were you into music whilst a student at The University of Sheffield?

Do you have any memories or photos you would like to share for an exhibition?

Do It Thissen is an exhibition of record sleeves, photographs and fanzines from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire music scene 1978–1982. We’re preparing the material now and we need your help! The exhibition is taking place in late September and is part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.

We’ve got records from all the local bands, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Clock DVA, Vice Versa and many others. We’re focusing on post-punk and emphasising links between students and the city. Do It Thissen is, of course, ‘do it yourself’ in Yorkshire English.

What we’re looking for is your photos and memories of that time, especially if you were into music or even better, were in a band. We’ve set up a Facebook group to share photos and recollections. The curators would love to use anything at all. They can be of anything, you and your friends, bands, Sheffield, the Union, whatever you recollect. Upload it here and we’ll put it in the exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/DoItThissen

If you’re not on Facebook, then you could email Dr. Matt Cheeseman, one of the curators at matt.cheeseman@sheffield.ac.uk. He’ll upload it to Facebook for you.

Do come along, we’d love to see you. It’s being held in Montgomery Hall on Surrey Street in Sheffield, opposite the Town Hall from Sunday 23rd–Sunday 30th September. The exhibition will also feature work from contemporary artists, who have been asked to respond to the material: Tim Allcard, Couk, Lesley Guy, and Sid & Mallory. The opening, on Saturday 22nd, will feature a talk by Martin Lacey, editor of NMX fanzine (and DJ at the Union’s Now Society) as well as a DJ performance by Jon Downing, one of the exhibition’s curators. There will be all day DJing on Sunday September 23rd, and a record deck on hand during the week. There will also be a showing of Eve Wood’s film, ‘Made In Sheffield’ and other performances planned for the 29th and 30th September.

It’s part of the Festival of the Mind, a collaboration between the City and the University of Sheffield which showcases its cultural strengths. The Festival runs from 20–30 September 2012. For more information please go to http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/festivalofthemind and follow us on Twitter – https://en.twitter.com/FestivalMind

Best wishes,

Matt

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Matt Cheeseman
Research Fellow

School of English
University of Sheffield
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA

twitter.com/eine
http://www.einekleine.com

Times Higher Education University of the Year
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Do It Thissen is curated by Dr. Matthew Cheeseman and Jon Downing. Jon is a DJ, record collector and archivist. Born in Rotherham, he was in London for punk, and moved back to Sheffield in 1978. The exhibited material is drawn from his collection. He will be DJing throughout the opening weekend. Matthew is a Research Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. His interests are themed around youth, pleasure, Higher Education, music, intoxication and media. He was the Theorist in Residence for the Sheffield Publicity Department’s Sheffield Music City book, which will be for sale at the exhibition. His work, including an essay written about Do It Thissen can be read on his blog – http://www.einekleine.com/.

 

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