From Plate to Mind: National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Growing Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition  

From Plate to Mind: National Mental Health Awareness Month and the Growing Connection Between Mental Health and Nutrition  

Did you know that May is National Mental Health Awareness Month? Since 1949, National Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity for family, friends, and individuals to raise awareness and address the challenges of people in the U.S. living with a mental health condition.1 Learning about mental health research is an excellent opportunity for an…

Digestive Discoveries: A New Perspective on Eating Disorders and Gut Health

Digestive Discoveries: A New Perspective on Eating Disorders and Gut Health

Eating disorders (EDs), including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, are complex and often misunderstood conditions, intertwined with both mental and physical health1. Despite their prevalence, treating and fully understanding these disorders is challenging. Recent research exploring the interactions between the brain and the gut presents new possibilities for understanding and addressing EDs. …

National Nutrition Month 2024: Journeying Beyond the Table 

National Nutrition Month 2024: Journeying Beyond the Table 

March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to inform the public about helpful eating choices and habits1. The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month® is Beyond the Table2. This theme refers to the idea that our daily experience with food is much more than just…

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

Food holds a profound significance in the Black community. Food symbolizes resilience and a sense of community, and is the centerpiece for celebratory gatherings. Despite the rich culture that food embodies, there is a complex and often overlooked issue – eating disorders. These disorders, though prevalent, are frequently silenced and misunderstood, which creates a barrier…