ODW Nutrition for Better Mental Health with Leslie Korn

ODW Nutrition for Better Mental Health with Leslie Korn



This webinar led by Dr. Leslie Korn was originally broadcast live on Friday, September 29, 2023.

This is a 3-hour On-Demand Webinar. Access information, handout/resources, and CE credits information will be available immediately after successful registration. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.


This rich, dynamic course introduces the field of nutrition for mental health and nutritional psychology.

You will learn the basics of how to enhance your own endurance and focus using nutritional and culinary methods through self-care. And you will learn how to introduce these methods to your clients to improve their self-care and provide the missing link to better mental health today.

We will also cover the concept, ‘nutrition is biology, not ideology’ (Korn 2022), that deconstructs popular myths and fads that impede nutritional health literacy.

This short course outlines the clinical art and science of nutrition for non-nutritionists and briefly explores the importance of nutrition for brain and mind/body function. It also examines how to collaborate with professionals to treat trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, emphasizing non-pharma methods.

After completing this 3-hour introduction course on nutrition and mental health, you will be eligible to participate in a more extensive certification in this field.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
  • Demonstrate how to evaluate a client’s eating patterns using the KORN Food-Mood assessment and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
  • Discuss the science of circadian rhythm and how it contributes to depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.
  • Define the application of culinary medicine for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and PTSD.


Time Topics Covered
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Examine the scientific research linking diet and nutrition to mental illness, along with its treatment implications.


2:00 – 2:30 pm Showcasing the application of the KORN Food-Mood Assessment in analyzing client eating patterns and their potential impact on mental health.
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:15 pm Explore the Scientific Role of Circadian Rhythm in Depression, PTSD, and Bipolar Disorder.
3:15 – 4:15 pm

Explore the Practical Application of Culinary Medicine for Addressing Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and PTSD.


CE Information

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Attendees of the On-Demand Recorded Version

You will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed after you pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On-Demand recorded version of the webinar.

Get details about CE credits for US participants

For Canadian and Non-US International Participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and non-US international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation that includes:

  • Name of participant
  • Title of training
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulatory body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants

Who Should Attend?

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices