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Registration for our 2017 Forum is Open!

Registration for our 2017 Forum is Open!
February 14, 2017

What's the relationship between nutrition and mental health?
Why should nutrition professionals care about mental health?
Why should mental health professionals prioritize healthy eating?
And how can we promote mental health through healthy eating and nutrition?

Join the Nutrition Resource Centre at our 2017 Forum to find answers to these important questions!

Together with your colleagues from across Ontario, learn and explore why nutrition and mental health need each other. We’re putting together a diverse list of speakers and presenters and diving into the incredibly complex relationship between nutrition and mental health being unveiled by the latest science. You’ll learn of examples of inter-professional collaboration and hear the experiences of your colleagues who’re incorporating nutrition and mental health promotion into their practices and daily work — and how you can as well.  

NRC’s 2017 Forum will combine scientific evidence and practical experiences surrounding nutrition and mental health with moving personal stories and opportunities to network with inspiring leaders in the field. If you’re passionate about maximizing nutrition and mental health together to promote overall health and wellbeing, this is your can’t-miss event of the year!

Stay tuned for more information about our keynote speakers, presenters and how to purchase tickets.

  • What exactly is mental health?
  • Moving personal journeys to mental health
  • What's the link between mental health and nutrition?
  • Nutrition-related strategies to promote mental health
  • How can nutrition and mental health professionals work more effectively together to promote mental health?
  • Obesity, nutrition and mental health
  • Nutrition and the brain
  • Food insecurity and mental health
  • Tools and resources for promoting healthy eating and mental health
  • Gut microbiome and mental health

And more!

Preliminary program will be available soon!


Share your research, initiatives, and ideas about mental health and nutrition!

Areas of Focus

  • Link between nutrition and mental health
  • Mental health, nutrition, and obesity
  • Mental health, nutrition and chronic disease
  • Preventing chronic neurodegenerative diseases
  • Interprofessional collaboration to promote mental health and healthy eating
  • Tools and resources to promote mental health and healthy eating
  • Nutrition-related strategies to promote mental health
  • Mental health and nutrition in Indigenous, newcomer, and minority populations




Early Bird

Student - $125
Group (4 or more) - $149
OPHA member - $159
Constituent Society member - $169
Dietitians of Canada / Canadian Obesity Network / CMHA - $179
General - $189


Student - $140
Group (4 or more) - $169
OPHA member - $179
Constituent Society member - $189
Dietitians of Canada / Canadian Obesity Network / CMHA - $199
General - $209 

The event is being held as part of the Ontario Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Fall Forum. Learn more about that Forum (taking place on November 8th, 2017) here.

Also attending OPHA 2017 Fall Forum?
Use fallforum17 as the promotional code to receive 10% discount.