Food and Mood Online Course: Supporting Mental Health Through Nutrition

Did you know that studies have shown that dietary changes may play a significant role in improving mental health conditions? Mental health and nutrition are often discussed separately, but they have many connections to one another.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit in collaboration with mental health and nutrition professionals across Canada have developed a free pilot online course on mental health and nutrition.

Who: This course is available to mental health professionals across Canada who would like to learn more about the role that nutrition plays in improving the mental wellbeing of their clients.

What: This is a self-led online course that takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Participants will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

When: The course and downloadable resources were available for free access from May 2021- April 2022. The course is currently closed to new students. This is to allow time for evaluation and to update the material. An update on the new version of the course is expected in the beginning of 2023.

As a newer educational resource, the Food and Mood course is being evaluated by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (British Columbia) and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Data collected from participants who provide consent will be used for quality improvement purposes.

To learn more or to resume the course (if you previously enrolled) click this button: 

Food and Mood Course


For Further Information


Call the Nutrition Program: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 03/05/2022