This course is for you if:

  • You are a mental health professional (e.g., counsellor, social worker, psychotherapist, etc.)

  • You work with clients or patients who are living with mood and depressive disorders

  • You want to learn more about how nutrition affects mental health

What you'll learn

  • How nutrition is related to mental health

    Learn about the evidence linking nutrition to mental health and why it matters

  • How food affects the brain

    Discover how nutrition affects our brains and how to eat for optimal brain health

  • How to put it all together

    Learn about some common nutrition-related concerns, some possible strategies to use and how to apply them in your practice


This course is best viewed in a computer browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari or other serviced internet browsers.

There are known compatibility and functionality issues with Internet Explorer and some formatting issues on mobile platforms.

The Food and Mood Course

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Pilot course created by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit with support from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and many nutrition and mental health professionals across Canada
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If you have any questions or any trouble viewing or accessing the course please email [email protected].