CEU Event: Food for Thought - Functional Foods and their Effect on the Brain and Behavior

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


*CPDT-KA: 0 *CBCC-KA: 1.5
CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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The relationship between food and health has long been recognized. Food is consumed to obtain nutrients and satisfy metabolic needs, however, some foods do more than this. ‘Functional foods’ is a term used to describe foods that go beyond meeting basic nutritional needs and present additional properties for health. This could be physical, mental, and immune health. Functional foods are natural, consumed as part of the daily diet, and serve a particular function when eaten. Emerging science supports a link between diet and brain processes such as cognition and learning. From the brain using more oxygen than any other organ and therefore being susceptible to oxidative stress, as well as having high energy demands even at rest, through to the Gut-Brain axis connection to the microbiome, functional foods have a huge potential influence on the brain and behavior. In this webinar we will be covering: What is meant by the term functional foods and what evidence do we have / not have for some foods having specific health benefits? Does food affect mood and behavior? Could functional foods aid cognition during different life stages? Could behavioral modification and training be supported by functional foods?

Sponsor:Behavior Vets
Speaker(s):Kathy Murphy BVetMed, DPhil, CVA, CLAS, MRCVS

Contact: Behavior Vets
 Email: webinars@behaviorvets.com
 Phone: 646-661-1001
 Web: https://behaviorvets.mylearnworlds.com/course/functional-foods-and-their-effect-on-the-brain