Wellness & Nutrition Education
Eating well is a critical aspect of staying healthy for people living with a mental health disorder. Many people find it challenging to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein all the time.
However, not getting enough of these foods can affect your energy level, your mood – and your symptoms. Your weight is also directly related to your diet, and obesity affects a multitude of health and mental health problems. Lower self-esteem, self-confidence, depression and other negative feelings are associated with obesity.
Our individual and group Wellness & Nutrition sessions are delivered by our highly-skilled and specially trained Registered Dietitians. Whether you have specific health issues that need to be addressed, or just want to feel and look your best, we have a program that can help you.
The program is designed to address:
- Healthier eating
- Weight loss
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Eating disorders
Since each person’s health needs and concerns are different, our program is very personalized for each person.
A Registered Dietitian provides advice covers:
- Analysis of current diet
- Assessment of nutritional needs
- Setting goals for making change
- Developing a nutrition plan specific to each person’s lifestyle and preferences
Your dietitian will help you make the right steps toward healthy eating. You’ll discuss meal plans, grocery shopping, cooking at home, and eating out. The dietitian can give advice on each of these steps, so that you can eat a healthy diet long-term.
It takes a little effort, but eating a healthy, nutritious diet will benefit you in many ways. You’ll feel better – and your mood will likely improve — and that starts with a healthy diet.