Food and Mood (BH0101CC20)

16/06/2021

Online Course, Aspire Cloud

11:00 - 13:00

Wednesday

2 hours x 5 sessions

Jacqui Merridew

03456 01 01 61

What is the course about?

This course will start to explore the relationship between food and mood. It will enable you to begin to evaluate how your current food and drink choices can affect your moods and how your moods can influence what you choose to eat and drink too.
The course will cover:
· The mood-altering effects of some foods and drinks
· The role of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) on our mental health
· How to identify and introduce dietary changes to support positive mental health
· Practical and achievable ways to put the theory into practice with food choices, meal ideas and recipes to support mental health and wellbeing

The course will be taught online by a qualified Nutritional Therapist who works in the nutrition education sector and is registered with the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

This is an introductory course and there is no requirement to have any nutrition background knowledge – only a willingness to consider the idea that what you eat and drink can have a direct impact on your mental health and well-being.
Online courses only In order to participate in this course, you will need to download Microsoft Teams. You do not need to sign in to Microsoft Teams. For more information on attending an online course with Aspire Sussex, please go to www.aspirecloud.co.uk/guides-to-getting-online.

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen and paper for activities Notebook or mobile app or tablet to be able to complete weekly food diaries Supporting materials will be provided each week to support the topics covered

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.
Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include; Money Management, Computers for Beginners, Personal Development, Microsoft packages and Volunteering Skills.
Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, Back to Work and GCSE English and Maths.
Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include; Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.
Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment, creative stimulation and personal fulfilment. Courses available include; Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography, History, Archaeology.
Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk

Course Location

Online Course
Aspire Cloud
West Sussex
ZZ99 9ZZ