Food and Mood : Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

Explore how food, nutrition, mental and brain health, why diet matters are all related and how to make optimal dietary changes.

Food and Mood : Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Optimise your mental and brain health through diet and nutrition.

Poor diet and poor mental health are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Critically, we now know that diet quality is a key modifiable factor influencing mental and brain health across all stages of our lives.

We will explore how our daily diets affect our mental and brain health, including the role of our immune system and gut microbiome.

The course will provide research evidence, practical examples, skills development, and collaboration on dietary intake assessment, strategies and resource sharing for dietary change.

What topics will you cover?

  • Diet and nutrition in mental and brain health.
  • Understanding biological mechanisms.
  • Changing diet to optimise mental and brain health.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe the relationship between diet/nutrition, and mental and brain health.
  • Explain why diet and nutrition is important for mental and brain health.
  • Explore the principles and strategies of dietary change.

Who is the course for?

TBA

Who will you learn with?

Tetyana  Rocks

Tetyana Rocks

Doctor Tetyana Rocks is Fernwood Foundation Research Fellow and Head of Translation and Education at the Food & Mood Centre, Deakin. Tetyana is Accredited Dietitian passionate about public health.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2019

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