Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour

Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour

Charity information

Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour

The Institute for Food, Brain, and Behaviour (IFBB), a not for profit organisation, has been recently created to examine how nutrition and factors related to nutrition affect the brain and behaviour and to disseminate this information as widely as possible. The IFBB is the successor organisation to Natural Justice, restructuring and expanding the remit of that charity.

The IFBB will focus efforts in the four areas of nutrition and anti-social behaviour, mental illness, learning and dementias. Key scientists in each of these areas will be brought together within the Institute, building on the work of Natural Justice and other research, continuing to work at the highest levels of excellence. A key role for the Institute is policy development based on the findings of such rigorous research.

As has always been advocated by Natural Justice and other like-minded individuals, groups and academic entities, we believe that there has been insufficient emphasis on the brain’s nutritional needs in generally accepted standards of dietary adequacy.

The ultimate aim of the IFBB will be to create change – in attitude and in practice. Nutrition is fundamental to shaping behaviour and although it is not the only solution, it is an essential building block on which all other interventions must be built to achieve their maximum potential.