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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Food As Medicine—The Power of Nutrition for Optimizing Mind and Mood

A growing body of scientific research is demonstrating a connection between diet and common childhood health conditions such as anxiety, depression, learning and attention issues. Evidence suggests that the consumption of nutrient rich foods can contribute to optimal biological function at the cellular and biochemical level of an individual.

Janet Volpe, MD, MPH, FAAP, ABIHM  discusses critical nutrients for proper brain functioning; how modern diets can place children at risk for nutrient deficiencies; impact of nutrient deficiencies in cognition, learning, and mood disorders; role of microbiome in nutrition and health; strategies to promote healthy eating habits.