DEFINITION OLD

The CNP Global and Parent Resource Libraries house hundreds of peer-reviewed research studies that collectively demonstrate the far-reaching effects our dietary intake patterns have on all aspects of our mental health. These studies illustrate that not only can dietary intake patterns play a role in our psychological, cognitive, perceptual, and psychosocial functioning, but that improvements in dietary intake can support well-being and lead to more positive mental health outcomes.

The field of Nutritional Psychology seeks to unify efforts in these areas by constructing a singular lens through which we view the diet mental health relationship (DMHR), and in doing so, better preparing mental health professionals to accommodate the world’s evolving mental healthcare needs.