About

Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN) is a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our mission is to provide resources and support which empower BHN members to excel in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, intellectual & developmental disabilities, and mental health. Within those specialties, we strive to optimize the physical and cognitive health of those we serve through nutrition education and behavioral health counseling.

This is our student blog, BHN Students, which was created for our students by our students. All of our articles are are original contributions by BHN student members, and we are very proud of that! We work hard to give our students plenty of opportunity to learn, grow, share, and volunteer.

If you are a student member and would like to contribute to the blog, or learn about other opportunities within BHN, send an email to studentliaisoncommittechair@bhndpg.org. In your email, be sure to include a bit of information about yourself so our Student Liaison can place you correctly.

BHN website: http://www.bhndpg.org/

Recent Posts

Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

By Shannon Frizzell I am currently completing my dietetic internship through the coordinated program at the University of Pittsburgh. Through this program I have had the exciting experience of being involved in Pitt’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Program as a nutrition and dietetics trainee. The LEND program has provided me … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Importance of Family-Centered Practice in Pediatrics

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for the Dietetic Internship

By Megan Appelbaum As a current sophomore at Florida State University (FSU), I have been trying to gain experience and build my resume to be a competitive applicant for the dietetic internship.  I can’t physically apply to my university’s dietetics program until the summer of my junior year, but once I am in, I will … Continue reading Becoming a Competitive Applicant for the Dietetic Internship

Eating For Happiness – New Mechanisms for the Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of Depression

By Steph Tan Introduction It is becoming well-known that the food we eat profoundly impacts mental health and the development of mental illnesses, including depression.1-5 It is also known that depression is an inflammatory condition.3-9 However, less is known about inflammation in the brain and how it may play a role in depression. Depression is … Continue reading Eating For Happiness – New Mechanisms for the Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of Depression

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