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The Big Question: Sugar or Fat

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Are obese children slower thinkers?

Dr Paul Clayton comments on study.


2013 Colloquium

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School Food Plan

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Using omega-3s as armour for soldiers

Using omega-3s as armour for soldiers

Brain | 19.12.14

Military Medicine has recently published a special issue dedicated to exploring how good nutrition can act as armour for soldiers. This issue focusses on the benefits of a diet high in omega-3.

Professor Michael Crawford, IFBB trustee and member of its Science Advisory Board and lead author on a paper published in this issue, has outlined why this publication is so important.


  • Fundraising Manager

    IFBB | 05.11.14

    This is a senior post in the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour which places scientific excellence and influencing public policy at the heart of its organisational strategy.

    The key focus of this post will be to implement the Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour’s Fundraising Strategy and Targets in order to increase its income and support its development and sustainability.

  • Sugar, Fat and Brain Function

    Nutrition | 29.01.14

    Which is worse for you, sugar or (saturated) fat? Science suggests it’s unwise to eat too much of either.

  • School Food Plan

    Policy | 04.04.13

    The government has asked Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent (founders of Leon restaurants) to put together a school food plan that will build on the successes of the past seven years, accelerate the improvements in school food, and define what role schools have to play in shaping the eating habits of Britain’s children. This is IFBB's submission.

  • For Starters

    Policy | 07.02.13

    The relevance of the For Starters report to the IFBB’s work is significant and we welcome its publication as encouraging evidence that, at last, early-years nutrition is being taken seriously by others seeking to influence UK policymakers.

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Fish and seafood are the only naturally occuring sources of the vital long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are critical for brain development and function. It's the old folk wisdom – fish really is good for the brain!

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