Nutrition for Mental Health:
The effect of diets on mental stability and well-being
Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single almighty food can ensure a sharp brain while ageing. However, there is no doubt that nutrients influence our overall health. It´s therefore no surprise that what we eat can affect our memory, focus and cognitive function. Eating certain food while avoiding others has been shown to slow brain aging by 7.5 years and decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease. To increase brain health, it is not necessary to follow a trendy diet of the moment. Research has shown that the best brain foods are the same ones that also protect your heart and blood vessels.
Mental health is a critical piece for both our work and personal life. It underlines our ability to communicate, make decisions, and to solve problems. Therefore, a strengthened action and advocacy on the role of nutrition and mental health-related issues are needed enabling added support for current diet- and NCD policies in the EU.
This webcast will bring together decision and policy makers, experts and stakeholders to discuss the importance of our brain health and how nutrition can impact our memory and concentration and slow down brain ageing. At the same time, we will look at how nutrition can be effectively embedded in public health strategies to protect and improve mental health and emotional well-being.
WELCOME & MODERATIONDr. Horst HEITZ
Chair of the Steering Committee, SME ConnectStefanie Offe
Policy Officer Health & Nutrition, SME Connect
OPENINGMaria WALSH MEP
EMPL & CULT Committees;
Vice-Chair MEP Alliance for Mental Health
Public Health & Policy, Research Project Manager, European Brain CouncilKadri HALJAS
Founder and CEO of Triumf HealthEllen Jennings
Communication Officer at Bodywhys, Nutrition Specialist, Member of GAMIAN-EuropeDr Alejandro Arias Vasquez
Scientific Coordinator at Eat2beNICEALice BENSKIN
RNutr (AFN); Head of Partnerships, Nutritank
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