Our Mission

%learn about nutrition mental health %The Center for Nutritional Psychology DEVELOPING A NEW FIELD OF STUDY

We are working to define, develop, and promote the interdisciplinary field of Nutritional Psychology.

Nutritional Psychology (NP) is the field of study that explores the connections between dietary intake and all aspects of psychological functioning for the purpose of promoting positive change in today’s mental healthcare system.  

We believe the future of mental healthcare includes a nutritional component, and are dedicated to advocating for this new model of change. CNP believes that all mental health professionals and nutritionists should have formal training in the interconnected relationship informing the Diet-Mental Health Relationship (DMHR), and that Nutritional Psychology principles should be considered core concepts within university curriculum and professional training for these professionals going forward.

OUR EFFORTS SUPPORT...

1 ADVOCACY & ADOPTION

  • Providing an advocacy platform for students, educators, professionals, and other interested individuals
  • Developing the field of study of Nutritional Psychology
  • Advocating for Nutritional Psychology in education and mental healthcare

2 PROVIDER EDUCATION

  • Developing educational curriculum for students and mental health professionals
  • Developing methods, concepts, and tools that inform the field
  • Developing practice guidelines and standards for certification and licensure

3 RESEARCH LIBRARIES

  • Consolidating current research in the field of Nutritional Psychology
  • Writing CNP Summaries to make understanding research easier
  • Utilizing this research consolidation to inform methodology development

WHO IS CNP FOR?

CNP serves as an online platform for the development, collaboration, and advancement of the field of Nutritional Psychology.

  • Mental health professionals wishing to learn psycho-educational tools in the field of Nutritional Psychology
  • Professionals desiring access to resources in the field of Nutritional Psychology
  • Researchers and clinicians needing a wider forum for communicating their findings
  • Individuals seeking to understand how dietary intake patterns impact mood, behavior, and mental health

THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF

THE FIELD OF NUTRITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

THE CENTER FOR NUTRITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT A GLANCE

Developing the Field of Nutritional Psychology since 2005

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RESEARCH SUMMARIES

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RESEARCH CATEGORIES

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A NUTRITIONAL COMPONENT TO MENTAL HEALTHCARE

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR MISSION

Do you have skills in a field relevant to NP and want to play a role in its development? Reach out for more information.