Some recent media coverage of our research
Wall St Journal:
The Food That Helps Battle Depression
The Atlantic:
The Diet That Might Cure Depression
How Food Could Fight Depression and Stress


  • Destination Happiness
    Shura Taft from Channel 9’s Destination Happiness chats to Professor Felice Jacka about how she has pioneered a highly innovative program of research at The Food and Mood Centre.


  • The GP Show – Podcast
    Professor Felice Jacka interview with Dr Sam Manger of @The GP Show Podcast discuss how food effects our mental health and what clinicians and patients can do about it. This interview discusses the SMILES trial, which foods are good and bad for our mental health and the suspected mechanisms of action and a lot more!
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  • How Food Can “Cure” Depression and Make You Happier
    Max Lugavere interviews Professor Felice Jacka, director of the Food and Mood Center, to discuss the impressive results of the SMILEs trial and how food can cure depression and make you happier.


  • Lifestyle factors in preventing mental health disorders: an interview with Felice Jacka

In this video Q&A, we talk to Associate Professor Felice Jacka about population health approaches to the primary prevention of mental disorders across the lifespan. These include addressing lifestyle factors, such as diet, smoking and physical activity. Latest strategies are being developed through epidemiological studies and clinical trial evidence. Challenges in preventing mental disorders in general and specifically in the workplace are discussed, together with future directions on promoting well-being.

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  • Brain Food or Can we prevent depression by improving diet? by A/Prof Felice Jacka

  • Developmental Origins of Mental Health & Brain Function by A/Prof Felice Jacka


Here are just some of the media articles on our research


The Conversation:


Scientific American Mind article, featured on the front cover in March 2016:


Scientific American: this discusses an important review paper from some of our colleagues in the ISNPR and Food and Mood Centre


BBC Science – this piece discusses the SMILES RCT, which will soon be published:


And one from VICE, discussing our finding regarding diet quality and brain health


Here’s one from the ABC discussing our findings regarding diet during pregnancy and early life and children’s mental health


And again from The ABC


And from The Age (Michelle Bridges)


And from Paula Goodyer–can-food-rules-help-20151022-gkfolu.html


Here is a recent one from the Australian Womens Weekly:

And from the Huff Post: