Teaching Wellness

FOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH: What You Should Know—CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS

Course No. ED475e, ED575e

As of June 13 Closed to New Registrations

Did you know that current research shows that certain foods like dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, and avocados are conducive to alleviating depression, anxiety, and worry?  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. It is estimated that 18% of the population struggle with anxiety and depression. The course text by Dr. Drew Ramsey, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety, aids us in establishing a path toward enhanced mental health through food. You will discover how nutrient-dense foods, such as essential fatty acids found in wild-type seafood, can help you manage symptoms of both anxiety and depression and nourish your brain. This course is packed with noteworthy science, actionable nutritional recommendations, and delicious brain-healthy recipes, along with a go-to guide to help you optimize your mental health with food. You will also learn how to implement healthy eating tools, get help with grocery shopping, and stock your kitchen. Join me and explore the positive impact of this course on your road to a healthier, happier lifestyle by diminishing anxiety and depression.  

This course is appropriate for teachers K-12, counselors, and school administrators. 

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Determined barriers to self-nourishment while assessing food patterns and choices.
  • Gained cutting-edge research to understand which foods will mitigate depression and anxiety.
  • Uncovered how a healthy diet can improve mental health conditions.
  • Analyzed the American diet and our compromised food sources.
  • Discovered the many mental & physical benefits of healthy eating.
  • Found out how healthy eating can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Discovered how to eat to boost energy & vitality.
  • Learned how to implement a healthy eating plan through specific tools and help.
  • Designed and assessed how to stock your kitchen with the right foods and tools.

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