Food and Mood: Providing Integrative Nutrition Care for Depression and Anxiety
FOOD AND MOOD: PROVIDING INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION CARE FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Food and mood are closely linked, with thousands of research articles now documenting the importance of nutritional status in mental health. This webinar will review the updated evidence base for nutritional psychiatry, with a focus on summarizing clinically actionable interventions which may positively impact depression and anxiety.
Upon successful completion of this 90-minute course, the participant should be able to:
  • Assess nutritional and metabolic status of clients in relationship to mood.


  • Select evidence-based dietary patterns for use with clients.


  • Identify key nutrients implicated in brain structure and function, including strategies for intake and laboratory assessment.


  • Describe how microbiome-centered interventions can impact signaling from the gut-brain axis (GBX).


  • Appreciate how certain nutrigenetic traits could inform a nutritional care plan for mood disorders.
Live Event Date: Apr 12, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.5 , 10.2.1, 10.4.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.5
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $27 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Sarah Ferreira, MS, MPH, RD, CDN, CNSC, CLT, IFNCP, CHWC
Sarah Ferreira

Sarah Ferreira is a Registered Dietitian, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner & Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is the owner of Mindfully Nourished Solutions, where she uses a whole-person, whole-food based approach to explore the impact of nutrition on energy, mood, thyroid, cognition & gastrointestinal health. Her individualized approach integrates an assessment of nutritional, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors into a collaborative nutrition care plan using cutting-edge research designed to facilitate meaningful and restorative changes based around client goals and priorities. Sarah received her BS in Nutrition Science with a minor in Psychology through Russell Sage College and earned a Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Management and a Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice. She has professional experience with managing nutritional elements of a wide variety of disease states in the inpatient hospital setting and has been a featured speaker with the Olana NY State Historic Site’s ‘Pathway to Prevention’ program. Learn more at sarahferreirard.com.

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