Nutrition and Mental Resilience in Children and Adults: Feeding Better Health, Wellbeing and Performance [LONDON]


Organised by Food and Behaviour Research

Date: 29 October 2014

Time: 9.20 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

Join us at our forthcoming conference to hear from a panel of leading international researchers and expert practitioners about the links between diet and mental resilience.

There is a well-documented increase in mental health, wellbeing and performance disorders across all ages. Issues such as stress, depression and anxiety put pressure on an over-burdened health system, as well as on individual and family harmony. These concerns are especially relevant in children and young adults where mental health issues impact on social and educational development, sometimes with serious life time consequences.

Diet across all ages, and in pregnancy will be discuss discussed, along with the correlation between nutrition, sleep and mental resilience and we debate the clinical and educational merits and successes of this triad.

Conveying the findings from new research, and updates the perspectives of recent studies, our speakers will deliver the latest developments in this important and uplifting conference. You will have the chance to ask questions, and join the discussion, along with gathering new insights to use at home, in your practice, and in your studies.

Speakers and Topics

Welcome and Chair’s Introduction
Professor Michael Crawford (Imperial College, London)

The Role of Diet in Mental Resilience: An Overview 
Dr Alex Richardson (Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Evidence
Based Intervention, University of Oxford; and Founder Director, FAB Research)

Nutrition and Brain Biochemistry – Understanding The Basics
Dr Alexis Bailey (Department of Neuropharmacology, University of Surrey )

Dietary Fats and Brain Function: Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Hostility
Captain Joe Hibbeln (National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC

Mothers’ Diets in Pregnancy, Maternal Anxiety and Depression, and Children’s Mental Health: An update from the ALSPAC study 
Dr Pauline Emmett (University of Bristol, ALSPAC)

Clinical Trials of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Depression: Findings and Implications
Captain Joe Hibbeln

Nutrition and Eating Disorders 
Dr Agnes Ayton (Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, NHS Oxford)

Omega-3 DHA and Sleep
Professor Paul Montgomery (Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford)

Anxiety, Food and Children’s Diets – Clinical and Educational Perspectives 
David Rex (Lead Child Health Dietitian, Highland Council)

Nutrition and Public Health 
Neville Rigby (Convener, International Obesity Forum, and Former Director of Policy and Public Affairs of the International Obesity Task Force)

All delegates will receive a £20 voucher against the delegate fee for our 28th November 2014 conference to be held in Oxford.

Please visit the FAB Research website to register