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The impact of eating and nutrition

Watch Dr Faith Orchard discuss the physical and mental impact of eating and nutrition on someone suffering with depression

In this video Dr Faith Orchard discusses the importance of a healthy balanced diet, and the relationship young people have with food when suffering from depression.

Eating is a huge part of day to day life. We know that we need to eat to survive, and we also know that certain foods can be good or bad for our physical health. However, the link between eating and mental wellbeing is not always acknowledged. There can be other benefits that food can provide, such as social interaction when eating with friends, or time as a family when cooking a meal.

Do you ever notice certain eating habits accompany different moods? Share your thoughts below.

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Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People

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