We are dedicated to supporting parents by providing information and education on how dietary intake patterns can influence our youth’s mood and mental health.
CNP’s mission is to combine research findings from the disciplines of psychology, nutrition, and integrative health to develop innovative educational curriculum to help youth be intrinsically motivated to make positive mental-health food choices. Within today’s Western dietary landscape, the approach of “eat your broccoli — it’s good for you!” isn’t working. More sophisticated tools are needed for helping youth make positive food choices that support their mood and mental health.
If you are a parent working to understand how food is impacting your child’s mental well-being, we invite you to use the CNP Resource Library to keep up with what’s being discovered around the world. For information on how diet affects our special needs youth, visit the CNP Neurodevelopmental Resource Library page.
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