Feed Your Family’s Mental Health

Feed Your Family’s Mental Health

August 9, 2022

Date and Time: September 22nd, 3:00pm EST/2:00pm CST/12:00pm PST

It is widely understood that nutritious eating habits are positively correlated with optimal physical health. Increasingly, science also is showing that healthy eating habits are linked to mental health. In fact, the impact that food has on mood and other aspects of mental health is being researched. It’s not just the foods eaten that impact mental and physical health; it’s also the company kept when eating. Research shows that family meals, however family is defined, are associated with better overall individual nutritional intake, better weight management, and stronger social interactions. 

During this webcast, RDBA CEO Phil Lempert and Executive Director Annette Maggi will be joined by Dr. Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety (HarperWave 2021), who will share the crucial ways that nutrition can help boost mental health. Discussion will include the nutrients associated with lowering depression and anxiety, the role of inflammation, the microbiome, and the effects of increasing family meals.

About Dr. Ramsey: Dr. Drew Ramsey is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. The clinic incorporates evidence-based nutrition and integrative psychiatry treatments with psychotherapy, coaching, and responsible medication management. Using the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research, and an array of delicious food, the clinic helps people improve their mental health and mental fitness. His team offered the first Nutritional Psychiatry Clinician Training helping hundreds of mental health clinicians learn the evidence and clinical methods to effectively use nutrition. 

Dr. Ramsey is a compelling keynote speaker and conducts workshops nationally. He co-hosts Friday Sessions, an IGTV series on male mental health for Men’s Health Magazine and delivered three recent TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. His work and writing have been featured by The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR. He is on the editorial board of Medscape Psychiatry and the advisory board of Men’s Health.

He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016), the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.

This webcast is sponsored by the FMI Foundation.

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