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Course Overview

Explore new ways to improve your mental health by changing your meals and cooking with fresh ingredients by taking this course for Food and Mood (Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition). Scientists and nutritionists have long linked our dietary intakes with aspects of our behaviour and emotions. You can study their findings with this fascinating tutorial that provides convincing evidence that eating healthier will help you think more positively. The contents of each online module present a different aspect of “eating for moods”, and highlight recommended eating practices. You will be shown proof that nutrition affects mental health, that our guts act as a “second brain” when defining responses, and that too much stress can actually contribute to a significant weight gain. In addition to that, you will also learn how specific diets can positively treat conditions such as ADHD and schizophrenia and the effects that additives are having on our existing diets.


Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Understanding how vitamins and minerals can aid mental health 
  • Using the stomach and digestion system to help thinking and feelings 
  • Finding the proper diet to assist your lifestyle and mentality 
  • The effects of stress and unneeded additives on your physical health
  • Relationships between neurological disorders and a lack of nutrition


Learning Outcomes

  • Instant access to the latest updates on health and food research    
  • Participation in interactive meal planning exercises
  • Quick assessment and guidance for all culinary projects
  • Freedom to study in any location and at a pace that suits you
  • Expert support from dedicated tutors committed to online learning


Your Path to Success

By completing the course for Food and Mood, you will be able to select and assemble meals that are personalised to both your physical and mental health. This can be used purely for personal healthy eating or provide a step towards culinary and lifestyle coaching opportunities.


Is This Course Right for You?

This course is designed to introduce the principles of dietary practices geared towards both mental and physical health aspects. It offers an excellent way to gain the skills and knowledge needed to cook and assemble personalised meals. Full-time and part-time learners are equally supported with study periods being entirely customisable to your needs.


Certificate of Achievement


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £89 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.


CPD, CMA & IAO Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD, CMA & IAO certificates. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.



This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction to Food & Mood
Introduction to Food & Mood 00:20:00
Module 02: The Relationship between Nutrition and Mental Health
The Relationship between Nutrition and Mental Health 00:20:00
Module 03: The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut
The Second Brain: Trust Your Gut 00:14:00
Module 04: Diet and Mental Health in Adults
Diet and Mental Health in Adults 00:19:00
Module 05: Trends in Food Consumption and Mental Health
Trends in Food Consumption and Mental Health 00:22:00
Module 06: Stress Can Make You Fat
Stress Can Make You Fat 00:15:00
Module 07: Disorders of Mood and Behaviour
Disorders of Mood and Behaviour 00:13:00
Assignment – Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition 5 days, 3 hours
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Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition
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  • 1 year
  • Number of Units9
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 5 days, 5 hours


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