Nutrition and Mental Health

Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RDN, author of Linking Nutrition to Mental Health has written another very interesting book! It explores the influence of nutrients or nutrient deficiencies on mental health through the current scientific literature on nutrition and addictions, aggression, depression, dementia, ASDs, and ADHD. Topics are as diverse as aging, brain physiology, eating studies, genetics, and psychology. She offers charts and summaries to help guide interpretation of results, and an extensive glossary.

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1200)
15 CE Paper Test Only (1201)
30 CE Paper Test Only (1202)
15 CE Book & Paper Test (1203)
30 CE Book & Paper Test (1204)
15 CE Online Test Only (W1201)
30 CE Online Test Only (W1202)
15 CE Book & Online Test (W1203)
30 CE Book & Online Test (W1204)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
CRC Press
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2010) Botanicals, phytochemicals
  • (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
  • (2050) Genetics
  • (2060) Immunology
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
  • (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
  • (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
  • (3060) Laboratory tests
  • (3070) Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction
  • (3100) Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5110) Allergies, sensitivities
  • (5180) Developmental disorders
  • (5200) Disordered eating
  • (5220) Gastrointestinal disorders
  • (5230) Hematological disorders, anemia
  • (5280) Nutrient deficiencies, Failure to thrive
  • (5290) Metabolic disorders, Inborn errors
  • (5300) Neurological: stroke, Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's spinal cord injuries
  • (5320) Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
  • (5350) Substance abuse, alcoholism
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5420) Complimentary care, alternative therapies

Course Objectives

Levels 2 & 3 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 10.2.4

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests


Upon successful completion of this course, users will be able to:

1. Discuss four ways various nutrients, whether depleted or in excess, affect mental health.

2. Identify five mental health concerns that may result from depleted nutritional status, food allergies or sensitivities, or eating disorders.

3. Better identify nutritional status and interventions to help support and improve mental function.

4. Give more accurate, individualized nutritional care to clients on how to improve their diets with foods and nutritional supplements for the improvement of mental health. 

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RD is a highly qualified dietitian with extensive mental health training and experience. In this book, Ruth explores the growing body of research in health, nutrition, psychology, mental well-being, and chronic disease, as they intersect with various nutrients and nutrient deficiencies or excesses.

About the author
Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RDN, has over 40 years of experience as a clinical dietitian in various state hospitals and mental health organizations. She authored the popular book, Linking Nutrition to Mental Health.