NUTRITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY METHODOLOGY

Advancing our understanding of the Diet-Mental Health Relationship (DMHR)
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DIET MENTAL HEALTH RELATIONSHIP

CONNECTING WHAT WE EAT WITH HOW WE FEEL

Nutritional Psychology Elements of the Diet-Mental Health Relationship (DMHR)

PSYCHOSOCIAL

Examining the role that family, culture, community, society, and socioeconomic status play in relationship to our dietary-nutrient intake patterns

PSYCHOLOGICAL

The relationship between our dietary-nutrient intake patterns and our psychological moods, emotions and affect (e.g., resilience, flourishing, creativity, negativity)

COGNITIVE-INTEROCEPTIVE

The cognitive awareness we have of the internal bodily sensations we experience from the foods we eat

PERCEPTUAL

The relationship between our dietary-nutrient intake patterns and the sensory processing and interpretation of this information in relation to our experiences, culture, and socioeconomic circumstances

COGNITIVE

The relationship between dietary-nutrient intake and our cognitive functions and capacity, including memory, attention, learning and appetite control

BEHAVIORAL

The relationship between our dietary intake patterns and resulting thoughts, emotions, and interoceptive experiences that influence our behaviors, reactions, and choices (e.g., increased reactive behavior or changed dietary behavior patterns)