SXSW 2022

Food & Mental Health: Redefining Nourishment


World rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns skyrocketed over the past two years. Additionally, those not experiencing a diagnosed mental health condition are stressed to breaking points. We're dealing with a lot, both globally and personally. As existing health systems try to increase access to medication and talk therapy, recent nutrition therapy research shows food's ability to support mental wellness alongside traditional therapies. We will look at the most recent international science from The Washington Post's food and mental health project, and discuss how cooking and eating can help us work through emotions.

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  1. What is nutritional psychiatry, the burgeoning new medical speciality, and how does it intersect with other mental health therapeutics?
  2. Mental health is a spectrum, not just "ill" and "well"; what is the evidence-based science behind how food affects mood, choices, and mental health?
  3. What can I do today to support mental health through food, for individuals and institutions?



Mary Beth Albright, Food Host/Editor, The Washington Post

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & MedTech
  • Track 2 Culture
  • Level: Beginner

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