Need an expert? COVID-19 and mental health: nutrition

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2020

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During Mental Health Week, May 4-10, 2020, the University of Ottawa media relations team is highlighting experts whose research focuses on various aspects of mental health.

Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff (English only)
Associate Professor, Family medicine, Faculty of medicine

“The healthiest life a person might be able to enjoy during a pandemic will differ from when there’s not and that expecting ourselves to forgo comfort eating during a terrifying time is probably unrealistic/unfair.”

“Despite what some zealots online are preaching, there is no particular diet known to help prevent COVID-19.”

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