Nutrition and Mental Health
We explore the link between nutrition and mental health. Our trainer looks at the benefits of a healthy diet on our mental wellbeing, referring to current evidence and research.
By Sarah Ashworth
References for webinar and feature in Sept 2020 issue of Charlie Waller newsletter
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Additional webinar references
Keeley, J and Fields, M. (2004) Appleton central alternative charter high school's nutrition and wellness program. Better Food, Better Behaviour. Available at: https://www.sustainlv.org/one/wp-content/uploads/Appleton-school-food-study.pdf
NHS (2019) The Eatwell Guide
Rios-Hernández, A., Alda, J., Farran-Codina, A., et al. (2017) The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics, 139 (2): e20162027.
Sobieski, E., Sobieski, J. and Milner, R. (2019) Dietary Screening—Questioning Adolescent Dietary Trends and Providing Evidence-Based Dietary Recommendations. Adolescent health Screening: an Update in the Age of Big Data, 21-32.
Stevens, A., Rucklidge, J. and Kennedy, M. (2019) Epigenetics, nutrition and mental health. Is there a relationship? Nutritional Neuroscience, 21(9): 602-613.
Utter, J., Denny, S., Peiris-John, R., et al. (2017) Family Meals and Adolescent Emotional WellBeing: Findings From a National Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49 (1): 67-72.
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