Food for Thought: Connections Between Nutrition and Brain Health

May 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ping Tom Memorial Park, Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse
1700 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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There is growing research evidence that what you eat can affect your mental health, including your mood and cognition. The evidence supporting nutrition’s role in brain health will be discussed in our next Science in the Parks program.

Specifically, Dr. Tussing-Humphreys will focus on discussing research tying a Western-type diet pattern to mental health disorders such as depression and dementia. She will also review how a plant-based diet like the Mediterranean diet can be beneficial to mood and cognitive health.

Slidedeck from the talk available here: Food for Thought Presentation

Event Details

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Ping Tom Memorial Park, Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse, 1700 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616.

This event is free to attend and seating will be first come, first served.

This program is a part of the Science in the Parks and We Move Chicago initiatives.



Parking and Transportation:

Ping Tom Park is easily accessible by CTA Red Line Trains at the Cermak-Chinatown stop. For detailed travel information visit or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).

Notice: As a guest of Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant C2ST permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.