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Food For Thought – The Critical Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

Auckland

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we're bringing together a team of experts for an evening of education and inspiration on how nutrition impacts our mental health. Speakers include Sarah Wilson, Ben Warren, Professor Julia Rucklidge, and hosted by Art Green.

Many organisations are already doing excellent work throughout New Zealand to get people talking more about their mental health, and encouraging the use of meditation, mindfulness and physical activity. However, one area that is largely being overlooked, is the critical role of nutrition in improving and maintaining mental health.

This is going to be a powerful evening that will arm you with practical information on how you can take charge of your mental wellness with what you eat.

Net proceeds from the event will go to the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury.

SPEAKERS:

Sarah Wilson - New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author and founder of IQuitSugar.com. Most recently she published First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, A New Story of Anxiety.

Professor Julia Rucklidge - Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group and finalist for NEXT Woman of the Year. Her TEDx talk has close to one million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqXHHCc5lA

Ben Warren - Leading Clinical Nutritionist, founder of BePure and PhD candidate with the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group.

HOST:

Art Green - will be our host for the evening. With a background in exercise physiology and a passion for health and nutrition that has steered him into the health food industry, Art is passionate about improving the state and understanding of mental health in New Zealand.

Thank you so much to all of our amazing speakers for donating their time to this event!

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