Food affects the teenage brain

Sport, study, sex, loud music (not necessarily in that order) -- it all needs brain fuel, as this short video makes clear.

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Working with scientists, teachers, parents and teenagers, Sustain member the Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour (IFBB) has produced an animation to help explain how the brain works and what we need to eat to keep it performing at its best. It's a complicated story, says IFBB, but an important lesson. IFBB has also produced a Factsheet to go with the video. Find both here.

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Children's Food Campaign: Better food and food teaching for children in schools, and protection of children from junk food marketing are the aims of Sustain's high-profile Children's Food Campaign. We also want clear food labelling that can be understood by everyone, including children.


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