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Thursday, November 9 • 11:00 - 12:00
Promoting mental health in your dietetic practice: Resources and practical tips

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Nutrition and mental health has become an emerging and exciting topic. Many healthcare professionals are seeking evidence-based research and practical tips on how to promote mental health wellbeing through nutrition. There is an increasing interest for nutrition professionals to promote mental health as part of their work and practice. 


In this session, join Kelly Matheson and Christina Seely, dietitians working in mental health settings, as they share practical insights on how to support clients living with significant mental illness. The first half of the session will be information on common nutritional issues seen in these populations, and current interventions and challenges. The second half will be an interactive group discussion, where participants are encouraged to review real-life case studies, discuss challenging situations and ask questions. Christina and Kelly will also be sharing a collection of their favourite professional and patient resources through an online database, made available to participants attending the session.


Click here for link to mental health and nutrition resources.

Speakers
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Kelly Matheson

Clinical Dietitian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Kelly completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Guelph, followed by her internship program at Hamilton Health Sciences. Kelly’s professional experience has spanned across many areas of Dietetics, including: public health, research, community homecare... Read More →
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Christina Seely

Clinical dietitian, Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care
Christina Seely BSc RD CDE graduated from Brescia University College in 2004 and completed her dietetic internship at Hamilton Health Sciences in 2005.  She has been a full time clinical inpatient dietitian for Parkwood Institue Mental Health Care (St. Joseph’s Health Care in London... Read More →



Thursday November 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 EST
ST DAVID ROOM