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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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Science Policy Officer Appointed

Science Policy Officer Appointed

IFBB | 15.07.14

Alicia Parr has joined the Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour as our new Science Policy Officer.

  • Henry Kitchener Prize Launched

    IFBB | 17.06.14

    The Institute for Food Brain and Behaviour has launched the Henry Kitchener Prize. We want to encourage young scientists to explore how scientific research in this area might help solve practical problems.


  • 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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