Interview

  • 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.

Interview

  • 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.

Click the link to read the full interview on biomedcentral.com


Presentations 

  • 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

IN THE NEWS:

Here are just some of the media articles on our research

 

The Conversation:

https://theconversation.com/you-are-what-you-eat-how-diet-affects-mental-well-being-27115

 

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

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-best-diet-for-your-brain/

 

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

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-vitamins-and-supplements-make-antidepressants-more-effective/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

 

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

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140826-is-fast-food-making-us-depressed

 

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

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/junk-food-is-literally-shrinking-your-brain

 

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

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/08/30/3833999.htm

 

And again from The ABC

http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2014/10/02/4098166.htm

 

And from The Age (Michelle Bridges)

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/a-diet-for-happiness-20120123-1qd0a.html

 

And from Paula Goodyer

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/preventing-depression–can-food-rules-help-20151022-gkfolu.html

 

Here is a recent one from the Australian Womens Weekly:

http://www.aww.com.au/latest-news/health/is-your-diet-making-you-depressed-25210

And from the Huff Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/30/yes-what-you-eat-affects-your-mental-health-25210