Workshop for young people. Food and emotional health

MHM nutrition workshop for families


At 18.00 in the garden or the conference hall of the Medicine History Museum.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge by registering on the website here or by phone 26644548.

A person's mood can have a big impact on everything that happens in everyday life - how good our sleep is, our ability to concentrate on the day's work, and what the reactions are to contact with family members, friends and other people. Emotions (both positive and negative) can also affect our dietary choices, and diet can affect our psycho-emotional health.

Psychotherapist Laura Valaine will lead a workshop for young people, where in an informal atmosphere, there will be an opportunity to discuss the link between food and mental health, the benefits of a balanced diet for emotional health, delve into the concept of food as self-help practice, find out what emotional eating is and its impact. Participants will be able to try conscious eating exercises and develop a positive perception of body image.

Laura Valaine is a resident doctor in psychotherapy. She has a doctor's degree from Riga Stradiņš University where she also continues her doctoral studies. On a daily basis, she consults patients at the RSU Clinic of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, and is a lecturer at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at RSU.

The number of participants in the workshops is limited. The workshops will be held in Latvian. The event will be photographed and the photos taken during it will be published in the post about the event on the internet as well as used for publicity of the project.

Workshop attendees, except for children under 12 years of age, must present a COVID certificate confirming vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, or a negative test result.

Classes are organised by Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum in cooperation with SIA “OnPlate”. “MHM nutrition workshops for families” are implemented by European Social Fund project No. “Complex health promotion and disease prevention measures”.


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