Should We Mind? Why Nutrition Matters for Mental Health

Join the Nutrition Resource Centre at our 2017 Forum to find answers to these important questions:

  • What’s the relationship between nutrition and mental health?
  • Why should nutrition professionals care about mental health?
  • Why should mental health professionals prioritize healthy eating?
  • And how can we promote mental health through healthy eating and nutrition?

November 9, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Chestnut Conference Centre
89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

Together with your colleagues from across Ontario, learn and explore why nutrition and mental health need each other. We’re putting together a diverse list of speakers and presenters and diving into the incredibly complex relationship between nutrition and mental health being unveiled by the latest science. You’ll learn of examples of inter-professional collaboration and hear the experiences of your colleagues who’re incorporating nutrition and mental health promotion into their practices and daily work — and how you can as well.

NRC’s 2017 Forum will combine scientific evidence and practical experiences surrounding nutrition and mental health with moving personal stories and opportunities to network with inspiring leaders in the field. If you’re passionate about maximizing nutrition and mental health together to promote overall health and well-being, this is your can’t-miss event of the year!

The event is being held as part of the Ontario Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Fall Forum. For details, visit NRC 2017 Forum – Should We Mind?

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (deadline April 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm)

REGISTRATION

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Webinar: Collaboration and Communication — Exploring the Roles of Nutrition and Mental Health Providers

Thursday, February 9, 2017

10:30 am PST / 11:30 am MST / 1:30 pm EST / 2:30 pm AST

“Collaboration and Communication — Exploring the Roles of Nutrition and Mental Health Providers”

Objective: Explore the roles and responsibilities of mental health care providers, including dietitians, in the effective provision of nutrition care to clients living with mental health conditions in community settings.

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Related Resources

Rachel Hicks, “5 considerations for working with populations with mental illness,” Dietitians of Canada Practice Blog, October 6, 2016.

Presenters

Rachel Hick Rachel Hicks
Registered Dietitian
Kelly Matheson Kelly Matheson
Clinical Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Webinar: Treating Mood with Food – Where to from Here?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

10:30 am PST / 11:30 am MST / 1:30 pm EST / 2:30 pm AST

“Treating Mood with Food – Where to from Here?”

Objective: To review the current state of research related to depression and diet, understand potential future research opportunities, and explore the lessons learned from working in collaborative cross-disciplinary research teams.

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Presenters

Sarah Dash Sarah Dash
PhD Candidate, Deakin University
Glenda MacQueen Glenda MacQueen
Vice Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Hold the Date!

This webinar is the second in a three-part series. Mark your calendar for the following date:

WEBINAR 3 — Collaboration and Communication: Exploring the Roles of Nutrition and Mental Health Providers
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:30 pm EST

Webinar: Setting the Agenda for Nutrition and Mental Health Research

Thursday, November 10, 2016

10:30 am PST / 11:30 am MST / 1:30 pm EST / 2:30 pm AST

“Setting the Agenda for Nutrition and Mental Health Research”

Various lines of evidence have established that mental, nutritional, and physical health are inter-related and nutritional interventions aimed at mental health contribute to a broad range of positive health outcomes. In 2014, a national, multi-stakeholder consultation was completed that identified nutrition and mental health research priorities in Canada. The CIHR-funded project led by the Dietitians of Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and the University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing, resulted in a comprehensive and prioritized research agenda that is intended to guide collaborative research and knowledge exchange activities across the nutrition and mental health sectors. The webinar will share the Canadian research agenda for nutrition and community health and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

Presenters

Karen Davison Karen Davison
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Scott Mitchell Scott Mitchell
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Pat Vanderkooy Pat Vanderkooy
Dietitians of Canada

Hold the Dates!

This webinar is the first in a three-part series. Mark your calendar for the following events:

WEBINAR 2 — Treating Mood with Food: Where to from Here?
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:30 pm EST

WEBINAR 3 — Collaboration and Communication: Exploring the Roles of Nutrition and Mental Health Providers
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:30 pm EST

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