Nutrition and Brain Health: Boost Mood and Memory

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for March… “Nutrition and Brain Health: Boost Mood and Memory” presented by Lori Boyd, MSN, RN, CV-BC, Dip ACLM Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional.

Overall Purpose

This session will focus on the importance of a holistic approach to brain health – specifically Lifestyle Medicine. The overall purpose of the presentation is to provide information and resources so participants can learn more about the positive impact nutrition has on health, while also understanding the importance of lifestyle and health-promoting behaviors.

Learning Outcomes
  1. We will define Lifestyle Medicine and how the six tenets can impact brain health. Lori will share resources with attendees for further research if they’d like to learn more.
  2. Small changes can have a big impact on health, especially when several areas are targeted (e.g., nutrition, sleep, stress reduction). A focus on prevention is key to success, particularly with dementia and other chronic diseases.
  3. Armed with evidence-based knowledge and resources, participants can assemble a variety of methods to improve food mood mood, memory, and general wellbeing.

SRHS, Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center Coordinator
• DipACLM – Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional

PAL Spartanburg (Play. Advocate. Live Well.); Advocacy & Food System Coordinator
• Certified in Lifestyle Medicine

Speaker Biography

Lori Boyd has called Spartanburg home since 1985 and has been involved with many community organizations, holding leadership positions, and serving on nonprofit boards through the years. Lori has been a Registered Nurse for over four decades, working in a variety of fields. She has a Masters of Science degree in Nursing Administration and has held numerous specialty certifications throughout her career. She is currently certified in Lifestyle Medicine by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and this has become an area of passion for her. Encouraging people to advocate for their own health and helping them understand that lifestyle behaviors impact the length and quality of life has been particularly rewarding. She started The Veg Edge, a plant-based potluck group in July 2019 and remains active with the group on Facebook.

Webinar Recording

Learn More

Our speaker provided very helpful slides and handouts to go along with this topic. You can view, save and print those. To learn even more about the relationship between nutrition and brain health, contact Lori Boyd.