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Food and Mood : Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

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

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Food and Mood : Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

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. We now know that diet quality is a modifiable factor that is linked to mental and brain health across all stages of our lives.

We will explore how our daily diets may 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

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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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?

This course has been created for consumers and practitioners who are interested in improving and managing mental health with diet; including those who would like to undertake further study in this area.

Who will you learn with?

Doctor Tetyana Rocks is Research Fellow and Head of Translation and Education at the Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University. Tetyana is Accredited Practicing 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 2021

Food & Mood Centre

The Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary research centre that aims to understand the complex ways in which what we eat influences our brain, mood, and mental health.

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