Nutrition and Mental Health 2022

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 for brain health.
  • Recognize nutrients identified as important to the prevention and treatment or management of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
  • Identify foods important to people receiving treatment for anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders or who are at risk for these disorders.
  • List ways to integrate nutrition and mental or behavioral health programs.

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

Duration: 60 minutes

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CHES, 1.5 CPEU for RDs

CHES Provider number:  99036

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