Exploring the role and effects of diet and food components on brain health
Task Force Information
This Task Force brings the focus on the role of nutrition and diet for optimising brain development and maintaining brain health across lifespan. To do so, the Task Force drives scientific knowledge on the effects of food components on brain developments and maintenance of brain functions. It also reviews the latest scientific evidence to make it available to a wider scientific community; and increases awareness of the importance of nutrition for the maintenance of brain health across the lifespan.
Task Force Members
Given the success of our previous "Nutrition for the Ageing Brain" symposia, we are already planning the organisation the 5th edition in 2024. One of the key successes was to have a tripartite organising committee that was able to identify key topics of interest for all interested stakeholders. If you wish to co-create the next edition this unique event, sign up for this task force.
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Nutrition and the Ageing Brain: Moving Towards Clinical Applications
Nutrition and Cognition: Assessing Cognitive Abilities in Children and Young People
European Journal of Nutrition. 2008;47(Suppl 3):4-24.
Micronutrient Status, Cognition and Behavioral Problems in Childhood
European Journal of Nutrition. 2008;47(Suppl 3):38-50.
How to Assess Long-Term Effects of Nutrition on Brain Function?
Nutrition Reviews. 2010;68(Suppl 1):S1-S58.
Examining Techniques for Measuring the Effects of Nutrients on Mental Performance and Mood State
European Journal of Nutrition 2016; 55(6):1991-2000. Commissioned by the Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force.
- Nutrition and Brain Health Task Force - One-pager
- The Nutrition and Brain Health Task Force in a nutshell, an introductory video*
* The video was developed on the occasion of the Annual Symposium
Tests of cognitive function: criteria for validation and considerations for investigating the effects of foods and nutrients in ageing
Assessing the Impact of Nutrition on Children's Cognition
The measurement of Diet-induced Changes in Cognition: Methodological Aspects
Recommendations for long-term nutritional intervention studies on cognitive function
Completed Expert Groups
Overview of completed activities since 2021
Review of the planetary health diet and its impact on brain health throughout life
Joint nutrition cluster activity on ‘mechanistic insights into the gut-brain axis' in collaboration with Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health; Health Benefit Assessment of Foods; Nutrition, Immunity & Inflammation; Prebiotics and Probiotics Task Forces
Implications of Food Components Interactions for Research Design: Guiding Principles for Studying Effects of Multi-Component Combinations on Brain Functions
A Systematic Review of Plant- Based Ingredients and their Effects on Cognitive Performance
* To see the full output of the task force, please visit the Task Force publication list