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We exist to help better understand the link between nutrition and behaviour

  • Mental Health

    Queen's Speech Comment

    We've commented on the Queen's Speech on 18 May. Nutrition will be core to delivering the government's priorities.

  • Policy

    Round Table Summary

    IFBB hosted a round table discussion in March 2016. The summary is now available to read online and download.

  • Mental Health

    Annual IFBB Lecture

    Prof Tom Brenna gave the IFBB Annual Lecture on "Nutrition and Behaviour: Are People and Governments Buying In?" at the Annual Lecture, Prize Giving and Lecture on 10 March 2016 at Goodenough College.

The Interesting Stuff

What you really need to know

  • Mental Health

    It is detrimental to brain structure and function when the diet is deficient in vitamins, minerals, fats and amino acids.

  • Brain & Learning

    What we eat affects our bodies, both in the short term and over months or years.

  • Ageing & Dementia

    As people age, they often expect to experience cognitive decline: memory problems and slower thinking.

  • Offending Behaviour

    Chronic deficiencies of crucial micronutrients may disrupt the normal functions of the mind.

  • Developing Brain

    Development is a complex, life-long dance between genes and many other factors.

  • About Micronutrients

    Micronutrients are about forty biochemicals that include vitamins, several fatty acids and a number of inorganic elements.

  • What Makes a Good Diet?

    Even when calorie and protein intake is adequate, micronutrient deficiency can occur if your range of foods is too narrow.

  • On Your Plate

    Have you ever wondered which foods contain the essential dietary fats and nutrients?

More About The Science

Some of the evidence for why it really matters

  • On your plate

    How Has Diet Changed?

    Given their high calorie intakes you might expect the mid-Victorians to be hugely overweight but early photographs reveal that the mid-Victorians were almost universally slim and well-muscled.

  • Research

    Essential Reading

    In this list of 20 publications in the field of micronutrient research, we hope to give you a sense of how things have developed, from early arguments about whether ‘vitamines’ were needed for good health, through to the formulation of food policy and recommended intakes by the United Nations.

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