Nutrition and Mental Health

Authors:  Allison Root, MS, RD; Kaydi Williams, BS; Victoria Bravo, MPH

Course Summary

There are many factors related to the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, and there is developing evidence that nutrition plays a role.  This series of modules is designed to introduce evidence connecting nutrition to the treatment and prevention of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.  The final module concludes with practical public health applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe benefits of adequate nutrition with common behavioral health disorders.
  • Identify foods important to people receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders or who are at risk for these disorders.
  • Demonstrate ways to integrate nutrition and mental health approaches in public health organizations.

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Target Audience: Health Professionals, Community Health Workers, Dietitians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Program Planners

Duration: 60 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs, 1.27 CNEs for RNs

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.27 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CHES Provider number:  99036