A New Path Forward: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods (NP 110)

Thirty years ago, there existed no university-level education in how diet and nutrients relate to human behavior and psychological functioning. Over time, an increasing number of students, professionals, practitioners, and researchers realized that there is indeed a connection between what we eat and how we feel. They sought to educate and train themselves in the science of this connection, wondering why their respective fields hadn’t formally acknowledged it, nor provided an educational curriculum on this subject.

Today, an abundance of research supports and strengthens our understanding of this “food-mood” link, but it is spread across many countries, disciplines, and scientific journals. nutritional psychology (NP) is the field of study that unites these findings and recognizes the elements needed to define the relationship between nutrition and psychological functioning. 

Here at The Center for Nutritional Psychology, we are consolidating the wealth of NP-related research and information. We are using it to support the development of methods, education, and training in NP. We are committed to paving the path for professionals, educators, parents, researchers, and everyone else wishing to learn to use NP to improve psychological functioning.

Launching March 2021, NP 110: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods will be the first in a series of educational courses based on the latest scientific findings relating to NP. This course will…

  • Introduce conceptualization, methods, and research structures informing the field
  • Introduce the six elements of the field of NP: the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, perceptual, interoceptive, and psychosocial
  • Provide administrative information helpful in taking this course 
  • Introduce preliminary Scope of Practice Guidelines for implementing this knowledge in a professional setting

While designed primarily for students and mental health, nutrition, and allied health professionals, this course is open to anyone wishing to learn the science of how dietary intake affects mood, behavior, and psychological functioning. 

NP 110 will be the first of many courses examining the elements that inform our relationship with food and its nutrients. 

Welcome to the beginning of your formal educational journey in nutritional psychology.

  • CNP Super Admin
    March 24, 2022 at 05:42 am
    No pre-registration is required. Simply register on the NP 110 page (see FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions). Thanks for your interest!
  • CNP Super Admin
    March 24, 2022 at 05:41 am
    Please register here.
  • CNP Super Admin
    March 24, 2022 at 05:41 am
    You can register for the course here. Thanks for your interest!
  • CNP Super Admin
    March 07, 2021 at 12:47 am
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  • Cheryl
    March 06, 2021 at 04:53 pm
    I would love to sign up for this course
  • CNP Super Admin
    February 20, 2021 at 02:14 am
    Hello, NP 110 will be available by the end of March 2021 where you will be able to register for it on our website. More information is available on our website NP 110 information page https://www.nutritional-psychology.org/np110/ and if you'd like to receive a monthly newsletter from CNP please sign up here: https://www.nutritional-psychology.org/news-events/#newsletter
  • Öykü Peren Türk
    February 19, 2021 at 01:12 pm
    How can I take NP 110 course ?
  • CNP Super Admin
    February 02, 2021 at 04:34 pm
    Hello! No pre-registration is required. You can sign up for our newsletter to keep informed. Thanks for your interest! CNP Editor
  • Jesupelumi
    February 02, 2021 at 04:25 pm
    Great! Is there a pre - registration required to take part in NP 110? Thank you.
  • Jeff Cooley
    January 05, 2021 at 09:22 am

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