“The Learning Lead” Newsletter Volume 3 – Issue 1 (2016)

Creation Date: Thursday, Apr 13, 2017

  • DHA status shown to be positively associated with school age children’s cognitive performance

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a major structural lipid deposited in neuronal membranes of the central nervous system, including the brain and eye, and present in high concentrations in the membrane-rich nervous tissue of the brain grey matter. It plays a critical role in normal retinal and brain development in infants and toddlers. Various research has demonstrated that DHA has a positive impact on visual acuity and improves cognitive outcomes during early stages of development...

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Academic Activities

Scientific symposium – Critical connectivity: Assessing and supporting the development of brain and behaviour


  • Dr Henry Au Yeung Cheuk-lun (Hong Kong)
  • Professor Weili Lin (USA)
  • Dr Daniel Chiu Cheung-shing (Hong Kong)
  • Dr Fanny Lam Wai-fan (Hong Kong)

The 28th International Congress of Pediatrics (IPA) (NEW!)

17-22 August 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Science Updates

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Picky Eating eBook

Practical tips to overcome picky eating behaviours by Kate Di Prima, an accredited practicing dietitian specializing in Paediatrics and a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia. 

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