There is a growing body of research supporting the key role that nutrition plays in mental health. However, applications of this knowledge to community health are only beginning to be explored. A registered dietitian-led nutrition training for mental health professionals was piloted in Thunder Bay using a ‘train the trainer’ model. The goal of the training was to increase the capacity of mental health professionals (such as counselors, nurses and support workers) to discuss nutrition as it relates to mental health conditions such as mood disorders.
This webinar will describe the design, results and next steps of this training. Participants will also be engaged in polling questions and have the opportunity to share their thoughts on how these types of training could be adapted to address other mental health conditions and to meet the needs of additional audiences.