Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health
November 29, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free parking will be available for all who attend the workshop. You can find the parking pass here and it must be printed out and displayed on your dashboard during the event.
Nutrition and Brain Health: Implications for ASD and mental health.
Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Summary: The key to understanding the importance of diet is having some basic knowledge of what nutrients do in the brain. This workshop will begin with an overview of nutrition in brain health, followed by practical ideas that can help foster better eating habits. The final topic will focus on the many dietary challenges in autism.
Bio: Bonnie J. Kaplan, PhD is a Professor Emerita in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Originally from Ohio, she did all her training in the U.S. (Univ of Chicago, Brandeis Univ) in experimental and physiological psychology. Her interest in the biological basis of behavior led to postdoctoral training and then faculty research in neurophysiology at the West Haven (CT) VA Hospital, and Yale University Department of Neurology, until she moved to Canada in 1979. She has published widely on the biological basis of developmental disorders and mental health – particularly, the contribution of nutrition to mental health.