1046-17: Food and Mood - What is the Research and is there a Connection?

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1046-17:  Food and Mood - What is the Research and is there a Connection?

There is a growing body of research showing the correlation between food and mental health. Learn the significance of arachidonic acid, folate, tryptophan, mercury and artificial sweeteners as well as fruits, legumes, grains and vegetables on mood and behavior. Videos demonstrating this correlation will be shown.

  Joanne Evans, MEd, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures:  Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) occur in this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 24 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Select one research study identifying the correlation between food and mood.
  2. Identify two benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables in relationship to mood.
  3. Select two plant-based nutritional changes you can share with your clients/patients to help them lose weight and improve their mood.

Keywords:  Plant Based Diet, Nutrition, Arachodonic Acid

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
4:15pm - 6:15pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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