Healthy diet ‘boosts childhood IQ’

BBC News 8 Feb 2011
Eating chips, chocolate and cake may be damaging to a child’s intelligence, according to researchers at Bristol University. Their study suggests a link between a diet high in processed foods and a slightly lower IQ. Writing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, they suggest poor nutrition may affect brain development. The British Dietetic Association said more young parents needed to be educated about healthy eating.