Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food | Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
Featuring: Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health, and Society
Can food boost our mood? Evidence supports that mental health can suffer when our eating pattern is irregular or we aren’t consuming sufficient essential nutrients to supply our body’s needs. Multiple studies have found associations between diets rich in ultra-processed foods and unhealthy fats with increased risk of depression – and conversely, diets higher in vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats with lower risk of depression.
Register to join the conversation with Jamie Pope on the variety of ways that we can boost our mood through food. Moderated by Andy Wesolek, Candid Conversations is an open 30 minute dialog followed by audience Q & A, so please come with your burning food-related questions!
Jamie Pope is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University. Pope has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook Nutrition for a Changing World, now in its second edition. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served on the executive leadership committee for Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. Jamie has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. She has held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.