An interesting website I’ve just discovered is Food and Behaviour Research ( – a UK-based charity which promotes and collects scientific research into the effects of nutrition on:

  • Everyday difficulties in behaviour, learning or mood that can
    affect children and adults – at home, at school or in the workplace.
  • Developmental conditions – such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Mental health conditions – such as anxiety, depression, bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder and schizophrenia.

They have some useful factsheets and lots of links to research, as well as popular treatments of the issues (e.g. the recent school dinners series with Jamie Oliver)

How diet affects mood and behaviour

One thought on “How diet affects mood and behaviour

  • In regards to dyspraxia I have not been aware of a link between diet and dyspraxia, although that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I think this research needs to be looked into more carefully, and it would not be a good move for parents to neglect proper speech and language therapy treatment for their children with dyspraxia and try to treat it with diet changes alone.

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