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Nutrition insight panel: how to improve cognitive function through nutrition

Food Matters Live trend insights
Tuesday 28 March 2023 | 14:30 – 16:00 GMT | Complimentary (booking fee applies)

Panel Chair: Patrick Holford
With Panellists, Tina Lond-Caulk, Anne-Marie Minihane and Ellen McCallum

What are the impacts of inadequate nutrition on brain function?

Cognitive and emotional dysfunction are a growing challenge for society.

The human brain uses approximately 20-25% of total energy expenditure.

Inadequate nutrition and inadequate calorie intake will impact cognitive processes and deficiencies in essential minerals can disrupt brain development and effect behaviour.

Consumers of all ages require sufficient quantities of vitamins and minerals, fats and proteins through diet to ensure optimal. long-term cognitive performance.

You will…

Discuss the science behind the nutrients that support optimal brain function and health in early development

Cover the evidence around brain development and how nutrients affect behaviour, focus, learning, all aspects of cognition, reading and writing.
Discuss nutrition and brain function
Discuss the impact that alcohol and sugar can have on the brain and how to use nutrition to reverse the damage
Gain insight into the Bredesen Protocol, a diet and lifestyle programme

Meet your panel

Photo of Anne-Marie Minihane - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Anne-Marie Minihane

Professor of Nutrigenetics, Norwich Medical School, Director of Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing, University of East Anglia

Photo of Ellen McCallum - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Ellen McCallum

Functional Health Practitioner, Cognitive Health – Bredesen Protocol, The Naturopathic Nutritionist

Photo of Patrick Holford - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Patrick Holford

Founder, Institute for Optimum Nutrition

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