The Family Dinner Project co-founder and Executive Director, Dr. Anne Fishel, is offering an interactive online course and cooking show for mental health professionals. In partnership with Dr. Uma Naidoo, the course and cooking show will be offered through Massachusetts General Hospital. The modules are “designed to equip health care professionals with a toolkit of tips, recipes, and strategies to make the many connections between food and mental health.”
The following information on the cooking show and course was originally published on the Massachusetts General Hospital website:
The Cooking Show for Mental Health Professionals
Course Open/Close: Dec 7, 2020 – Dec 7, 2021
This three-part, interactive course combines didactic modules and interactive “cooking show” modules are designed to equip health care professionals with a toolkit of tips, recipes, and strategies to make the many connections between food and mental health. The first didactic module will address the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of certain foods to improve mood and the importance of the family dinner. The second didactic module will address foods that ease anxiety and ways to make the experience of eating with others relaxing and enjoyable. The third module will address the issue of hidden sugar in foods and discuss how you can address this with your patients. We will also talk about using storytelling at the table as a way to foster resilience and describe how therapy in the office can be a bridge to family dinners at home.
- 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 5.50 Nursing Contact Hours
- 5.50 Social Workers
- 5.50 Participation
- 5.50 Psychologists CE Credit
For more information on course fees and registration, visit the MGH site.