BPA spring talk - feeding the teenage brain
Leading child nutritionist, Lucinda Miller gave this year’s annual BPA talk.
At it’s core, the talk was about healthy eating to ensure that we have healthy teenagers. Sounds obvious enough, but with the support of the latest medical research, Lucinda demonstrated how our diet has a direct bearing on our gut health and inflammation which, in turn, impacts our mental health, behaviour and learning.
To ensure happy, healthy teenagers, they need to avoid fake foods, ultra processed foods and dehydration – research has proved a link with many of today’s modern diseases including stress, infections and trauma - and ensure that parents provide good home cooking with a broad spectrum of healthy ingredients, encourage exercise and sleep. A child’s brain and body development continues until they are well into their twenties, so what they eat now lays the foundations of their future health.
Adam Beales, Dorset Housemaster, reassured parents that Bryanston provided excellent food, but did ask parents to monitor their child’s access to Amazon Pantry.
Lucinda's talk is available as a PDF below.