At last, the full implication of poor nutrition is finally being acknowledged at government level. Do read the following:
Poor nutrition is a significant contributor to the increasing rate of crime, aggression, depression and poor school performance. This is the conclusion of an inquiry by the Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum. Their report urges government to fund a campaign to research nutritional benefits, increase awareness of nutrition, and encourage us to eat more fish and whole foods high in essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
The Parliamentary Food and Health Forum wants more spending on research into the link between diet, nutritional supplements and mental health; doctors to be better educated; mental health patients to be checked for nutritional deficiencies as a first line procedure on the NHS; government funded healthy breakfast clubs at schools and government campaigns promoting the importance of optimum nutrition for mental health.
This report puts nutrition squarely in the front line of future healthcare. You can read their press release at http://www.fhf.org.uk/meetings/inquiry2007/FHF_pr_diet_and_behaviour.pdf