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October 10th is World Mental Health Day

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: Boost your Mental Health with Omega-3’s and Dark Leafy Greens

Monday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This day is aimed to help raise awareness of mental health issues and provide us with an opportunity to reconnect with our own mental health and how we can improve it. There are a ton of things we can do to better our mental health – eat foods that make us feel good, participate in acts of self-care, find joyful ways to be physically active, and so much more.

Food and Mood: there is a connection between diet and emotions – your gastrointestinal tract is often referred to as the “second brain.” Including foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids and dark leafy greens can help enhance your mental well-being.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are found in foods like salmon, tuna, nuts, and seeds. Omega 3s have anti-inflammatory properties and can easily travel through the brain cell membrane to interact with mood-related molecules, which help improve mental health.

Dark Leafy Greens like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and collard greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – most importantly noted – vitamin K, lutein, beta carotene, nitrate, folate, iron, and many more. Having at least 1 serving of leafy greens has been associated with slower cognitive decline and improved brain health.

Self-Care can mean a variety of things to different people, since everyone takes care of themselves differently. Regardless of how you view self-care, it is important to have a self-care toolbox that feels good for you! There are a variety of tools in a toolbox, all used for different projects. There is not one tool that fixes everything. Fill your self-care toolbox with different ways to that make you feel good – here are some examples/ideas.

  • Connection with friends and family – schedule time to have a meal with a friend, make time to call and catch up with a family member, send someone a funny video to brighten their day.
  • Get moving – take a mid-day walk to help clear your head and get some fresh air, schedule time for yoga or stretching to relax after a busy day, garden, dance, vacuum your house – movement is anything that gets you up and moving, so find something you enjoy doing!
  • Journal – it can feel nice and reflective to write down the thoughts that are swirling in your head. Get them on a piece of paper and maybe you will view them differently.
  • Gratitude jar – find an empty jar and small pieces of paper. Write down one good thing that happens each day. When you need a little pick me up, choose a paper from the jar.
  • Have a mindful meal – find time to actually take a break and enjoy a meal distraction free! Pay attention to the food you’re eating or the company you are with and enjoy the moment.

Share with us – what are some tools in your self-care toolbox?

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What our clients are saying

“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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