Vicki Steine – Nutrition and Mental Health in Kids & Teens: What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know
Lethargy. Irritability. Difficulty focusing. Low mood. Anxiety. Insomnia. Impulsivity.
When kids and adolescents present with any of these symptoms, we’re quick to jump to diagnosis, therapy, behavior plans, and even medication. And while those approaches may be valid, there may be more to the picture…
Are you asking about nutrition?
Join Vicki Steine, DSC, LCSW, for this compelling 90-minute session on the impact of nutrition on young people’s mood, brain function, sleep, and more.
- Basics of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) as it relates to mental health
- How poor nutrition can mimic mental health symptoms
- The impact of sugar, inflammation, and “fake” nutrition on brain function
- Recommendations and resources you can make for kids and families
- And more!
Outline Nutrition and Mental Health in Kids & Teens: What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know:
Nutrition Today – and What It Means for Mental Health
- The Standard American Diet (SAD)
- “Fake nutrition”
- Sugar, sugar, sugar
- Inflammation – causes and how to quiet it down
- Leaky gut = leaky brain
Nutrition for Optimal Brain Function and Mood Management
- Protein, fats, and pre/probiotics
- Supplements 101
- Guidance and resources to share with caregivers
- Recommendations for common barriers to good nutrition
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