The ‘Your Brain on Food’ program’s focus is to teach youth + young adults to make good, healthy food choices that can positively impact their mental wellbeing while learning how to prepare delicious, nutrient dense foods together in the kitchen. The goal of the program is to continue to educate our community with local resources that can be used to compliment and strengthen mental health prevention in our community.
We believe the integration of healthy eating and the power of food will promote optimal nutrition, enhance cognitive function and improve emotional and behavioural well-being. Studies are beginning to show us more and more of a direct link between our diets and our mental health.
You don’t have to be an expert or a professional chef in the kitchen to cook. You certainly do not need all the fancy kitchen gear and gadgets to cook a delicious meal. Although, some kitchen gear will certainly make various processes easier, all you really need to get started is determination and effort. Explore and make mistakes but be kind to yourself as you unravel your hidden talents.
Find information on safety in the kitchen, the art of meal planning, grocery shopping tips, on the go tips & tricks and more in the participant’s handbook.