The pivotal role of nutrition in mental health

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The role of nutrition in mental health is a hot topic with a steadily growing body of research. One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness, and these conditions are associated with significant risks to physical and nutritional health. Nutrition plays a role in reducing the risk of some types of mental illnesses and helps support the wellbeing of those who live with a serious mental illness. Listeners will develop strategies to address nutrition-related concerns of clients with mental illness, receive a summary of relevant research, and acquire awareness of online resources available to enhance the health of clients living with a mental illness.


Host: Addition, Mental Health & Eating Disorder Network


Kelly Matheson, RD is an inpatient Dietitian at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto ON.  

Christina Seely, RD, CDE is a clinical inpatient dietitian for Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care (St. Joseph’s Health Care) in London ON.


CFDR Lightning Round :

This CFDR research presentation is included in this recording. 


The effect of peer support on knowledge and self-efficacy in weight management: a prospective clinical trial in a mental health setting. Researcher: Claire Hibbert


Last Updated: April 5, 2022

Type: Learning on Demand

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