Mental Health & Nutrition Group


The Mental Health and Nutrition Group is designed to promote mental health through healthy eating and nutritional care. This group uses evidenced-based healthy lifestyle interventions that reduce the risk of chronic diseases and enhance the mental health of our patients. This is a 10-week program in which patients can enter after completing an evaluation with one of the group leaders.

Patients will learn:

  • How to plan quick and tasty meals on a tight budget
  • What foods are essential for a nutritious diet
  • How to increase energy, reduce depression, and maintain a healthy weight with adequate protein
  • How good fats can help maintain a healthy weight and improve memory, focus, and concentration
  • What healthy snacks can diminish food cravings and help with anxiety
  • How to eat to improve sleep and fuel the body for exercise
  • The impact carbohydrates have on blood sugars, imbalanced moods, and compulsive eating
  • The role vitamin or mineral deficiencies can play in fatigue, weight, depression, gastrointestinal issues, and other chronic conditions
  • The possible connections of gluten on diabetes, thyroid, and gastrointestinal issues
  • How to navigate through the grocery store and pick healthy foods

 

Locations:

Apple Valley Clinic
Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Group Facilitated by:
Kim O’Brien, RD, LD and Samantha Huguelet, DNP, APRN, CNS

Eden Prairie Clinic
Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Group Facilitated by:
Samantha Garrels, RD, LD and Tiffany Hurt PA-C

Woodbury Clinic
Wednesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Group Facilitated by:
Kim O’Brien, RD, LD and Catherine Matthews, APRN, CNP

Coon Rapids Clinic
Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Group Facilitated by:
Laura Szondy, RD, LD and Alison Spano, LICSW

Maple Grove Clinic
Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Group Facilitated by: Laura Szondy, RD, LD, CLT and Patti Brown, APRN, CNS

Otsego Clinic
Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Group Facilitated by: Laura Szondy, RD, LD, CLT and Linnea Ritter, MS, CNP, APRN

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