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Action On Additives

The Links Between Diet and Behaviour

In January 2008 the UK's Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum (APFHF) published a report called The Links Between Diet and Behaviour: The influence of nutrition on mental health.

Amongst other issues the APFHF examined the influence of artificial food colourings and benzoate preservatives on children's behaviour.

The APFHF recommended that, "regulations should be introduced to prohibit all artificial colours and non-essential preservatives in foodproducts and soft drinks."

This recommendation is fully supported by the Action on Additives campaign.

Click to view a PDF copy of the report, The Links Between Diet and Behaviour. See section 2. The effect of artificial food additives on behaviour, on page 21.

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Seven suspect additives card

If you would like a handy Action on Additives plastic card, listing the seven suspect additives, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Action on Additives campaign, 94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF. We can supply up to three free cards to any one address, so you can share the cards with your friends.

If you would like to purchase a larger number of the cards, please email Anna at anna@actiononadditives.com for details of cost.

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Do you work in the hospitality sector?

The Action on Additives campaign welcomes information from people working in restaurants, hotels or contract catering. If you can tell us more about the use of any of these additives in the hospitality sector, where such additives usually go unlabelled, please click here.