The Center for Nutritional Psychology is consolidating research informing the field of Nutritional Psychology (NP). Our research libraries are designed to support you in building your knowledge of the diet-mental health relationship (DMHR). We know that not everyone has the time, energy, background (or interest) to search databases and read publications spanning numerous fields for information on the DMHR, so we are providing this service for you. To access the entire key-word searchable database and study summaries informing nutritional psychology (designed to support academic and professional learning), become a CNP Library Member in January of 2022. To learn more, visit our library membership page.
CNP’s five research libraries include the Nutritional Psychology Research Library (consolidating research in the DMHR examining the adult population), the Parent Research Library (consolidating research on the child/adolescent DMHR), the Child and Adolescent Cooking Research Library (consolidating research that helps parents understand the link between cooking and their children’s mental and physical health), the Neurodevelopmental Research Library (consolidating research on how diet impacts those with neurodevelopmental challenges), and the Diet and Maternal Mental Health (DMMH) Research Library (consolidating research on mother’s dietary intake and both mothers’ and children’s health).
Together, these libraries contain research studies that provide conceptualization in the field of nutritional psychology. This in turn supports the design of educational and professional curriculum that empowers mental health professionals, nutritionists, parents, and interested individuals to make a difference in their diet-mental health relationship (DMHR).
We are working to ensure that professionals, clinicians, educators, and interested individuals have quicker access to information and research informing the field of NP. That is why we are working to summarize every research study in the five CNP Research Libraries. In each research category, you will see a link to both the original study publication and to its CNP Summary, written by CNP’s science writers.
This is just one of the many ways in which we are moving the field NP forward and paving the way for a nutritional component to mental healthcare.
If you know of a research study you would like us to consider including in our Research Library, please use our Resource Submittal Form below. Likewise, if you are a researcher and have published studies in areas informing NP, we welcome your study for consideration.