Food for Your Mood: Understanding the Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health
Kristen Smith, RN
Director of Office of Community Health
February 24. 2022
12:00 – 1:00 pm - Lunch and Networking
1:00 – 3:00 pm - Workshop
Hanover Township Senior Center*
240 South Illinois Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103
The pandemic has exacerbated the need to look at how food and nutrition has contributed to one’s mental health. With social anxiety and depression at an all-time high, it is important to be aware of how diets and nutrients may be effecting mental health. Vitamin deficiencies also can contribute to the wellbeing and mental health of individuals. This presentation will take a deeper understanding of nutrition and impact on mental health.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
- Participants will learn how food either fights or feeds illness
- Participants will gain an understanding of the Gut-Brain Connection
- Participants will learn about the correlation between poor nutrition and how it can affect mental health
- Participants will identify ways to incorporate information from this session to implement in improve patient care
Registration fees, which include lunch, are:
- $20.00 for AITCOY Members
- $35.00 for Non-Members
2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded for Illinois Social Workers and Professional Counselors. Registration deadline is February 18, 2022.
If you are unable to pay online with a credit card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will attend and pay at the door.
*Please note that delivery of the presentation may change due to the pandemic. You will be notified of this change.