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Episode 18 - Nutrition and brain development: a focus on fats!

In the latest episode of The Beat podcast, Midwife Avril,speaks with Dr Alex Richardson, author of 'They Are What You Feed Them' and Senior Research Associate at Oxford University, on the importance of nutrition and brain development.

The discussion includes,

  • An overview of brain development
  • Key nutrients required (especially fats)
  • Implications of insufficient fat intake on brain development
  • Practical advice to give to pregnant women and mothers of young children

The Beat is available on all major podcast platforms, click here to listen to The Beat on your preferred platform instead.


Dr Alex Richardson's recommended resources on nutrition and brain development for healthcare professionals. 

Food and Behaviour Research Website (FAB) 

The FAB website offers information on the important role of nutrition in a wide range of conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, anxiety, depression and many other physical and mental issues.



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