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Eat Well, Feel Better: Understanding Nutrition & Mental Health

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Registered dietitian nutritionist Fran Johnson, MS, RDN, LD, explores the important connection between nutrition and psychological health.

Product Description

Overview 

Although the factors associated with mental health are varied and complex, the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry has revealed encouraging associations between food intake and mental health. An unhealthy diet certainly affects how we feel physically, but can it also negatively impact our ability to combat diagnoses such as depression and anxiety? Fran Johnson, MS, RDN, LD, explores the important connection between nutrition and psychological health.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Review the research on the link between diet and common mental health disorders;
  2. Learn how specific foods impact the symptoms of mood; and
  3. Identify practical and sustainable skills to integrate essential nutrients into your diet.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What do I need to include or discontinue in my diet to optimize my brain health?
  2. Am I aware of how the foods I eat affect how I feel?
  3. With improvements to my food choices, are there specific supplements that can be also be beneficial to my psychological health?