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How Food Affects Mood

How Food Affects Mood

How Food Affects Mood - Mental Health and Nutrition

Many studies significantly show that food affects mood. Also, they clearly identify the link between mental health and nutrition. However, it can be hard to know what to choose to eat. In addition, when we are struggling with our mental health, it can prove impossible to even think about our diet. However, small changes to our diet can often make a massive difference to our wellbeing.

It is important that we remember our brain works 24/7 and never takes a break to sleep. It takes care of your senses, breathing, heartbeat, movement, and thoughts. As a result, your brain needs a constant supply of "fuel." Obviously, this comes from the food you eat. Therefore, what you decide to eat makes a world of difference. It affects the function and structure of your brain and, really importantly, food affects mood.

We are passionate about mental health and how it can be impacted by the food we eat. As a result, we designed this course to enable adults and young people to make lifestyle choices that can improve their mental health and general well-being. In addition, this course will highlight the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices, the negative impact of unhealthy foods on our emotional selves, and the negative impact processed foods have on cognitive function and behaviours.

What to Expect From Our Food Affects Mood Course

This course looks at how food affects mood and what you can do to make positive improvements to your mental health and wellbeing. It provides lots of information while maintaining a practical focus. The key aim is for participants to increase their understanding of mental health and the link between our mental health and nutrition.

The course will provide skills development, research evidence, practical examples and collaboration on dietary intake assessment. In addition, it provides strategies and resource sharing for dietary change.

It will empower learners to have confidence in eating healthily by enabling them to choose foods that positively affect their wellbeing. In addition, they will learn to avoid foods that can have detrimental effects on them physically and mentally.

Learners will be made aware of negative social and lifestyle choices that can impact their sleep patterns, which in turn affect their emotional resilience to deal with everyday challenges. They will be encouraged to make small but significant changes that will have a positive outcome on work output through improved cognitive function, such as concentration, focus, and positive thinking.

As a result, after your training, you will possess the confidence and skills needed to improve your mental health. In addition, you will understand the direct links between what you eat and how that influences your mental health and wellbeing.


"Literally life-changing for me. I have struggled with my mental health for many years. I feel fantastic after making positive changes during this course, and my mood is much better." Paul, Birmingham

"People around me have seen such a difference in my mood and appearance since starting this course. I feel fantastic; my diabetes levels are now under control, and my mood is great. Thanks so much." Sarah, Solihull

"I didn't know much about mental health and how food affects me before this course. Honestly, it has been an eye-opener, and the trainers are so supportive and knowledgeable." Patricia, Birmingham

The Course Syllabus

What Will I Learn on the Course?
  • What is mental health
  • Self care and wellbeing
  • Highlighting the link between food intake and mental health
  • How diet can be optimised for mental and brain health
  • Benefits of healthy eating
  • Mood enhancement
  • Concentration improvement
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Empowerment of choice and healthy eating
  • An understanding of unhealthy foods and their impact on mental health
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Further support

Who is This Course is Designed For?

We deliver this training in all corporate, healthcare, social care and educational settings. This course is designed and adapted to suit adults of all ages and children over the age of 10 years old.

Furthermore, it is for anyone with an interest, or with experience of good mental health or mental health issues.

Course Type

Delivered On or Off-Site and Online

Learning Format

Classroom Based

Course Duration

4 hours, over 4 weeks or 1/2 Day

This course is Quality Checked by the National Counselling  and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

This course is also available as a live online course.


How does nutritional health affect mental health?

Symptoms of depression, such as irritability, low mood, cognitive decline or fatigue, can be caused by nutritional deficiencies like Vitamin B121, B9 and Zinc.

Does nutrition affect depression?

Following a healthy diet can lower the risk of depressive symptoms. This means incorporating fruit and vegetables while avoiding pro-inflammatory foods like fast and junk food.

Does nutrition affect mood?

Are you aware that your diet significantly impacts your mood, happiness, and concentration? Studies now show how food affects mood and physical and mental well-being.

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