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The Big Question: Sugar or Fat

Briefing after BBC Horizon


Are obese children slower thinkers?

Dr Paul Clayton comments on study.


2013 Colloquium

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School Food Plan

The IFBB's submission


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Omega-3s can help prevent some types of depression

Omega-3s can help prevent some types of depression

Mental Health | 09.10.14

Biological Psychiatry recently published an article showing that supplementation with specific omega-3s can significantly reduce the incidence of interferon-alpha-induced depression.

  • Omega-3 can help change behaviour

    Research & Evidence | 03.10.14

    A recently published article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, showed that supplementation with omega-3 can bring about positive behavioural changes in school children and their caregivers.


  • Henry Kitchener Prize Posters

    IFBB | 26.06.14

    Display posters available to download.

  • 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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